Chicago chapter event: The outlook for health insurance subsidies

05/13/15     Chicago, IL

With the King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision expected in June, how would states and stakeholders handle the loss of health insurance subsidies if the plaintiffs prevail? In question is the legality of providing federal subsidies to people in Illinois and other states using the federal marketplace. The ruling would not affect the availability of subsidies in states using state marketplaces.

Experts at this briefing will explain how subsidies work, who gets them and how they are calculated. They will address the implications for consumers, hospitals and health systems if those subsidies disappear, and how states might respond.  


  • Stephani Becker, senior policy specialist at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

  • Dan Yunker, p‚Ä™resident and CEO of Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and CEO at Land of Lincoln Health, a nonprofit health insurer sponsored by MCHC

  • Bruce Japsen, health care writer/columnist for Forbes

  • Moderator: Marilyn Werber Serafini, vice president for policy, Alliance for Health Reform, and former health care journalist

Date & time
May 13, 2015
6:30 - 8:15 p.m. (Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m.)

Location: Columbia College, Journalism Department
33 East Congress, corner of Wabash and Congress, under the L tracks, Room 219


Thanks to Columbia College for providing a venue for this event and to the Alliance for Health Reform for their partnership and to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their support.