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Professor Mark Hall to give keynote at Houston Law Review’s 18th Annual Frankel Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 31

HOUSTON — The 18th Annual Frankel Lecture, sponsored by the Houston Law Review at the University of Houston Law Center, will focus on the prospects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) succeeding or failing with its efforts to overhaul health insurance.

Mark Hall, Fred and Elizabeth Turnage Professor of Law and Public Health at Wake Forest University, is the keynote speaker on Thursday, Oct. 31, and will discuss “Reforming the Market for Individual Health Insurance: Success is in the Eye of the Beholder.”

Commentators are David Orentlicher, M.D., J.D., Samuel R. Rosen Professor and co-director of the Center for Law and Health at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and William M. Sage, M.D., J.D., James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

“The ACA radically reforms the individual health insurance market, making it the lynchpin for its complex coverage machinery,”  Hall states in his article abstract. “Critics claim that these reforms will cause massive price increases or major reductions in competition, and will attract mainly sick subscribers, potentially threatening a market collapse. Various states and industry actors (insurers and agents) have taken a range of stances from favorable to hostile toward these reforms.”

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