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Unintended Consequences of Healthcare & Life Science Legislation Symposium

October 15, 2014 • Washington, DC

Starts: 8:00 AM (EDT)
Ends: 3:45 PM (EDT)
Address: 815 Connecticut Avenue NW

Unintended consequences are the unanticipated and unforeseen outcomes from government action that are not the outcomes intended by the executive and legislative branches. There are three basic categories: (i) a positive, unexpected benefit, (ii) a negative, unexpected detriment, and (iii) a perverse effect substantially contrary to the original purpose of the law or regulation. Examples in healthcare and life sciences include the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 and the emergence of mini-med healthcare plans (total coverage capped at very low amounts). There are likely to be a wide array of unintended consequences resulting from the new Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S., as well as various healthcare legislation around the world. The Unintended Consequences of Healthcare & Life Science Legislation symposium is non-partisan forum for healthcare and life science leaders from around the globe to discuss these unintended consequences of healthcare legislation in the U.S. around the world.

Terry Rea is speaking at this event.

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