Lecture Explores Impacts to Economy, Individuals, and Programs
SPOKANE, Wash. – Vickie J. Williams, associate professor of Law at Gonzaga University School of Law, presents “The Health Care Reform Law – What It Means for Us” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 25 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Room. Sponsored by the Greater Gonzaga Guild, the event is free and open to the public.
An authority on health care law, Williams will discuss how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing the sector’s landscape from three strategic perspectives: public insurance programs (Medicare and Medicaid); private insurance, such as employer-sponsored and individual policies; and the health care delivery system. She will also address how continuing uncertainties about ACA are impacting business in general, public health and the economy.
Professor Williams has devoted her career to the intersection of health care and law. Before joining the GU Law School faculty in 2003, she practiced law as an associate with Perkins Coie in Seattle (1990-1995), and as an associate, then shareholder, with Bennett Bigelow & Leedom (1995-2003). Her practice focused on representing institutional and individual health care providers in regulatory affairs, corporate compliance, public and private payment issues, and fraud and abuse. She also acted as a special assistant attorney general representing the University of Washington and Harborview medical centers, and the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Williams is a member and past president of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and an author and editor of the Washington Health Law Manual. She is widely published in the field of health care law, and was selected as a 2005-2006 Health Law Scholar by St. Louis University School of Law’s Center for Health Law Studies, among other recognitions.
The Greater Gonzaga Guild is dedicated to raising awareness of Gonzaga’s scholarly and cultural contributions to the region. The Guild is open to all people interested in learning.
For more information, please contact Mary Joan Hahn at (509) 313-6095 or via email.