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What Comes Next: A Post-Election Analysis of the Affordable Care Act

(254 reviews)

Produced on January 10, 2017

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$ 89 Insurance Law, Health Care Law, and Public Interest Law In Stock

Course Information

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

With the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) – and other possibly fundamental changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and federal-state relationships – there is now deep uncertainty as to what the future will bring for the healthcare industry. No one can predict when or to what extent the ACA will be repealed and what will replace it. In light of the uncertainties, everyone is wondering what the impact will be on the short and long term strategic plans of healthcare providers, insurance plans, and even state governments.

In this presentation, healthcare expert Steven Chananie, partner at Sheppard Mullin, will review what we know about the ACA (its benefits and shortcomings), the potential change scenarios, their implications on each component of the healthcare marketplace, and the potential impact on other laws, ranging from MACRA to the 21st Century Cures Act. More importantly, he will go beyond the uncertainties and provide a conceptual framework for thinking about and analyzing the changing landscape, so that stakeholders can better understand developments as they happen in the weeks and months to come, and subsequently, be better prepared to respond and modify their own strategic plans in prudent and thoughtful ways.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand potential changes to be made to the Affordable Care Act under the new presidential administration
  2. Examine how changes to the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare laws will impact the healthcare industry
  3. Develop a conceptual framework for how to approach and respond to a changing healthcare landscape


Steven Chananie

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Steven Chananie is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office, focusing on healthcare issues.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Chananie has represented numerous healthcare providers, advising them on regulatory and fraud and abuse issues in the structuring of complex healthcare transactions and arrangements; guiding them in the resolution of potential compliance problems; and assisting them in implementing or modifying their compliance programs. Mr. Chananie has also defended numerous clients against civil government actions and investigations, including in False Claims Act cases, threatened Anti-Kickback prosecutions, and various state and federal audits. He brings his knowledge of government enforcement efforts — along with his technical legal expertise and his practical understanding of how healthcare providers operate in the real world — to his guidance on regulatory and compliance matters. 

His clients include academic medical centers, hospital systems, faculty practice plans, laboratories (both independent and hospital- based), physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, and home health agencies. 

Mr. Chananie has lectured nationwide on compliance, regulatory, defense and related issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Chananie was Chief of Appeals at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office (1993 - 1996), Counsel to Field Operations and chief appellate counsel at the New York State Organized Crime Task Force (1987 - 1993), and an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (1983 - 1987). While at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he took a leave of absence to clerk for former Chief Judge Judith Kaye on the New York State Court of Appeals. Mr. Chananie has also taught Appellate Advocacy and Criminal Procedure as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn and Pace Law Schools.


Patricia S.

Program developed shortly after 2016 election but is highly relevant and timely. Content is well organized.

Donald L.

Thank you.

Alicia S.

Great presentation on a challenging topic!

Steve W.

Very good overview of ACA and alternatives and what Congress will need to consider to fix deficiencies in ACA to bring workable plan to public.

Ruth G.

Very well organized overview of a complicated and timely subject.

Mary Ann S.

Excellent discussion of a complicated topic!

Athena J.

good review and summary

Gregory C.

This was a very thoughtful and well conceived program and the material was presented in a nicely non-partisan manner.

Madelaine E.

Mr. Chananie raises the bar and sets the standard for Lawline courses in his outstanding presentation and content, including his comprehensive policy analysis.

Julie A. B.

After surviving challenges that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, enduring years of unrelenting controversy, and persisting as a top issue in fall 2016’s presidential and congressional campaigns one wonders what’s next for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Indisputably, there exists a profound uncertainty about what the future holds for the healthcare industry. Chananie, an accomplished and knowledgeable Lawline speaker, explains this complex subject matter in an easy-to-understand fashion. Even with a crystal ball, no one can predict if, when, or to what extent the ACA will be repealed and, if indeed yes, what will replace it. This program articulates potential changes under the new presidential administration; contemplates the impact to the healthcare industry; appraises short- and long-term strategic plans of healthcare providers and insurance plans as well as state governments; and supplies a conceptual roadmap for how to navigate and react to a shifting healthcare landscape.

Daniel O.

Useful, timely information; well presented

Alison C.

very informative

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