Harold Pollack hosts an all-star team of policy experts - Henry Aaron, Jonathan Gruber, Timothy Jost, Mark Peterson - who share their insights and reactions to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
Henry Aaron is the Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been vice president and member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association and was president of the Association of Public Policy and Management.
Jonathan Gruber is Professor of Economics at MIT. A member of the Institute of Medicine, he was awarded the American Society of Health Economists Inaugural Medal for the Best Health Economist in the Nation aged 40 and under. Dr. Gruber was a principal architect of the Massachusetts health reform (“Romneycare”) and later the Affordable Care Act.
Timothy S. Jost holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. A regular contributor to the Health Affairs blog and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, he is the author of numerous books and articles regarding legal and implementation issues in health reform.
Mark Peterson is Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law at UCLA. He is a founding team member of the UCLA-based multidisciplinary Blue Sky Health Initiative to transform the U.S. health and health care system, which has helped advise Congress on the inclusion of disease prevention and health promotion strategies in the current health care reform legislation. Previously, as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, he served as a Legislative Assistant for Health Policy in the Office of U.S. Senator Tom Daschle. During 2000-2003 he was on the Study Panel on Medicare and Markets organized by the National Academy of Social Insurance.