CBAC Eco & Pub Policy Forum: Health Care Reform's Effect on Employment

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

June 26, 2013: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

The Economics and Public Policy Forum is a monthly discussion group of Booth alumni and students who gather over lunch to discuss a pre-selected topic and reading material. This is a collegial gathering of equals and we do not present speakers.


Kopecky, Schumacher & Bleakley, P.C.
Suite 1620
203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

NE corner of Lake and LaSalle in the Loop.

Event Details

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is one of the most significant pieces of legislation related to healthcare in American history, along with Medicare and Medicaid and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Employer sponsored healthcare was originally a response to wage freezes after World War II. How will the ACA impact employers after the Act is fully implemented? Will employers change their hiring strategies? Will they drop coverage altogether? Will small businesses choose not to expand or choose to hire more part-time employees? (Also consider, will we shift away from an employer-sponsored healthcare system?) Do "control group" rules apply to employers if they choose to start related entities to try to avoid crossing certain thresholds? How will companies that self-insure be affected? Join us for what should be an interesting and lively discussion among your peers.

PRE-READING MATERIAL (LESS THAN 20 PAGES) CAN BE ACCESSED via the registration link below.


CBAC Members and UC Students: $14

Others: $16


Register Online

Deadline: 6/25/2013


12:00 PM-1:15 PM: Box Lunch included in registration cost

Speaker Profiles

Elizabeth A. Bleakley (Moderator) '02
Principal, Kopecky, Schumacher & Bleakley, P.C.


Elizabeth A. Bleakley, '02