UCLA media advisory: Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

UCLA has experts who can comment on King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court case that will decide whether President Barack Obama’s health care reform law stands.

Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor of public health, is an expert on the Affordable Care Act and health care reform. He has co-authored a study on the individual mandate — the health care reform law requirement that all Americans purchase some type of coverage. The study revealed that without this mandate, up to 1 million Californians would go without health insurance. Kominski helped developed a computer model that predicted how many people would be eligible for, and how many would enroll for, health coverage on the state health exchange given various price structures.
Media contact: Gwendolyn Driscoll, 310-794-0930, gdriscoll@ucla.edu

Dylan H. Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant professor in public health, has done research predicting the impact of health reform on California’s population.
Media contact: Gwendolyn Driscoll, 310-794-0930, gdriscoll@ucla.edu

Shana Charles, director of the Health Insurance Studies Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, is an expert on health insurance, particularly in California, the Affordable Care Act and health care reform.
Media contact: Gwendolyn Driscoll, 310-794-0930, gdriscoll@ucla.edu

Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of pediatrics, community health sciences and public policy, focuses in his research on access to care, delivery of health services and health policies and their effects on children, particularly low-income children.
Media Contact: Alex Boekelheide, 310-206-0159, alex.boekelheide@luskin.ucla.edu
Media Contact: Amy Albin, 310-794-8672, aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu

Nadereh Pourat is director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an expert in examining health insurance and its impact on access, delivery of care by community clinics and other providers.
Media contact: Gwendolyn Driscoll, 310-794-0930, gdriscoll@ucla.edu
Media contact: Carla Denly, 310-825-6738, cdenly@support.ucla.edu

Allison Hoffman, assistant professor at the UCLA School of Law and a faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, is an expert on health care law and policy.
Media Contact: Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu

Eugene Volokh, professor of law, is a nationally recognized expert on the Supreme Court.
Media Contact: Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu

Adam Winkler, professor of law, is a specialist in American constitutional law whose scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. 
Media Contact: Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu

Mark Peterson, professor of public policy and political science, specializes in the interactions among the presidency, Congress and interest groups, with an emphasis on health care policy.
Media Contact: Alex Boekelheide, 310-206-0159, alex.boekelheide@luskin.ucla.edu

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