Summer Program



The O'Neill Summer Program on US Health Reform - The Affordable Care Act will convene leading practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and academics in US healthcare reform for a series of interactive lectures, panel discussions, and case studies. Invited speakers include current and former officials from HHS as well as former US Congressional staff involved in the adoption and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


Tim Westmoreland, J.D., holds a joint appointment at Georgetown University (2001-present), as a visiting professor of law, teaching about legislation and statutory interpretation, health law, and budget policy. He is also a Senior Scholar at the O'Neill Institute. He has been the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, the Commonwealth Fund's Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy, and other awards for his work on public health and policy. Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, Westmoreland was the Director of the Medicaid program at the Health Care Finance Administration (now CMS). Preceding that he spent 15 years as staff counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the U.S. House.

Sabrina Corlette, J.D., is a Research Professor and Project Director at the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. There she directs research on health insurance reform issues as they affect consumers and patients. Her areas of focus include regulation of private health insurance plans and markets and implementation of new insurance market rules under health care reform. Prior to joining the Institute faculty, Ms. Corlette was Director of Health Policy Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she provided policy expertise and strategic direction for the organization's advocacy on health care reform, with a particular focus on insurance market reform, benefit design, and the quality and affordability of health care.

Kevin Lucia, J.D., M.H.P., is a Research Professor and Project Director at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. As part of a specialized research team, he conducts extensive legal analysis on how states and the federal government regulate private health insurance with a focus on access, affordability and adequacy of coverage. Mr. Lucia's research includes analysis of state and federal laws, pending legislation, and current market practices related to private health insurance. His current research agenda is focused entirely on federal and state implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Selected Confirmed speakers

Sheila Burke
Chair, Government Relations & Federal Public Policy Group, Donelson, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Madhu Chugh
Senior Associate, WilmerHale

David Cusano
Senior Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Jack Ebeler
Principal, Health Policy Alternatives

Judy Feder
Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Justin Giovannelli
Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Ruth Katz
Director, Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Initiative, Aspen Institute

Mara Youdelman
Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program

* This is only a small selection of the speakers for the program.