Maggiano’s Little Italy

516 N. Clark ST

United States

Implications of ObamaCare
Illinois Policy Institute
Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The Illinois Policy Institute, in partnership with the Federalist Society, invites you to attend a panel discussing the current legal challenges facing ObamaCare and how the implementation is affecting physicians, patients and the medical practice.

Please join us as we host Professor Jonathan Adler from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Dr. Arie Friedman of Premier Pediatrics and Professor Andrew Koppelman from Northwestern University – moderated by Naomi Lopez Bauman, Director of Health Policy at Illinois Policy Institute.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
516 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

Jonathan Adler, JD

Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative and constitutional law. Adler is the author or editor of four books on environmental policy and over a dozen book chapters. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Adler is a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, “The Volokh Conspiracy” (

A regular commentator on environmental and legal issues, he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, ranging from PBS’s “Newshour with Jim Lehrer” and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” to the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” and “Entertainment Tonight.”

He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.

Arie Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Arie Friedman practices general pediatrics in the northern suburbs of Chicago and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern Medical School. In addition, he is a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Dr. Friedman graduated at the top of his medical school class in 1998 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Subsequently, he underwent categorical residency training at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital. Upon completion of residency, he founded a solo pediatrics practice in Lake County. In 2004, he joined Premier Pediatrics of Lincolnshire, Ill. In 2013, Premier Pediatrics merged with six other practices to form PediaTrust LLC, the largest general pediatrics practice in Northern Illinois. Dr. Friedman sits on the PediaTrust Board of Managers and is the practice’s director of ancillary medical services.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Friedman served in the United States Navy as a helicopter pilot. After leaving active duty, he transferred to the Naval Reserve Medical Corps from which he retired in 2005. Dr. Friedman is married to Michelle Rosenthal and is a father of five.

Andrew Koppelman, Ph.D., JD

Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University.  His scholarship focuses on issues at the intersection of law and political philosophy.  His latest books are “The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform” (Oxford University Press, 2013) and “Defending American Religious Neutrality” (Harvard University Press, 2013).  He has also published more than 80 articles in books and scholarly journals.  His article, “Bad News for Mail Robbers: The Obvious Constitutionality of Health Care Reform,” is the most viewed article in the history of the Yale Law Journal Online (more than 100,000 hits in the first month of posting).  He is also an occasional contributor to the Balkinization blog.

Koppelman received his A.B. degree from the University of Chicago and his J.D. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale Law School. He resides in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and three children.

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