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38 Hamline Law Review 161 (2015)


Minnesota has long been, and remains, a leader both in the quality of its population's health and in the quality of its health care. Still, the Affordable Care Act has required and prompted massive changes. Roughly five years after enactment of the ACA, it seemed prudent to assess the impact of those changes. Accordingly, the Hamline University Health LawInstitute' and the Hamline Law Review2 hosted an interdisciplinary Symposium entitled "Health Care Reform Implementation in Minnesota: Mission Advanced but not Accomplished."

Regional and national experts explored the real, outstanding, and upcoming law and policy issues relating to the implementation of health care reform. On October 24, 2014, we welcomed more than 200 participants to the Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson Center on Hamline University's Saint Paul campus. These participants included: attorneys, physicians, legislators, nurses, social workers, legal aids, government regulators, professors, students, and other allied health professionals.

This article presents an overview of the symposium.