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The Current Status of the ACA and Healthcare: Medical and Legal Perspectives

1.75 Law and Legal CLE Credits | WSBA Activity ID #1038826

An important panel discussion on both policy and practice issues.


Recorded:  04/21/2017
Credits:  1.75 Law and Legal CLE | WSBA Activity ID #1038826
Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Featured Speakers:
Robert Crittenden, Ashley Greenberg, Sybil Hyppolite, Brian Peyton, Sallie Thieme Sanford

Please join us for an important panel discussion on both policy and practice issues with:

  • Sallie Thieme Sanford, Associate Adjunct Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health and Associate Professor U.W. School of Law
  • Sybil Hyppolite, Healthcare Policy Analyst, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
  • Brian Peyton, Director of Legal Services, Washington Health Benefit Exchange
  • Ashley Greenberg, Staff Attorney with the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Robert Crittenden, MD, MPH, Special Assistant for Health Reform, Office of Governor Jay Inslee

Jointly co-sponsored by Seattle University School of Law and The King County Medical Society.



Robert Crittenden

Bob Crittenden is currently Governor Jay Inslee's Special Assistant for Health Reform having been his Senior Policy Advisor on Health Care for past three years. He practiced as a Family Physician for over thirty eight years in Central and Southeast Seattle with urban underserved populations, worked for the state legislature, was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with Senator George Mitchell, was special assistant to Governor Booth Gardner for health, and is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington. He started a number of programs such as Rainier Family Medicine (now Rainier Beach CHC), Kids Get Care in King County, the family medicine service at Harborview and was the founding executive director of the Herndon Alliance - a communications effort - that was a coalition of over 200 organizations nationally doing communications for passage and preservation of the Affordable Care Act.

Ashley Greenberg

Ashley Greenberg is a staff attorney with the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership. Prior to joining the MLP, Ashley was a CLEAR attorney with Northwest justice Project for seven years, focusing on public benefits, health law, and Affordable Care Act implementation in Washington State. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law where she was chapter president of Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW), set up civil rights legal clinics in New York City soup kitchens with the organization Picture the Homeless, and received a 2006 American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship for excellence in homeless advocacy. Prior to law school, Ashley was an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and worked on homelessness issues on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

Sybill Hyppolite

Sybill Hyppolite is the Healthcare Policy Specialist at SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, a union of 29,000 healthcare and mental health workers. She trains union leaders on health benefits and the Affordable Care Act to build capacity to win strong worker contracts. She also serves as the Labor representative on the Board of Pierce County Accountable Community of Health, which oversees regional health reform efforts. Sybill began her career in health and social justice as a community organizer at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Since then, her community health work has included designing curriculum to help immigrant parents navigate behavioral health services and collecting data in rural Haiti for a study on maternal mortality. She also managed a multinational program at Partners In Health bringing patients from Haiti and Rwanda to the US for medical treatment. She earned a Master of Science at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts at University of Chicago.

Brian Peyton

Brian Peyton is the Director of Legal Services for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Brian provides legal advice and analysis to the Exchange Board and staff and oversees the Exchange appeals process. Prior to joining the Exchange, Brian served as Director of the Office of Policy, Legislative and Constituent Relations (PLCR) at the Washington State Department of Health. Before taking that position, he worked as Director of Regulatory Affairs for the University of Washington Medical Center.

Brian has served as the Assistant Director of PLCR, and a Health Law Judge for the Department of Health. Additionally, Brian has worked as an Assistant Attorney General and a lawyer in private practice.

Brian has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Salle Thieme Sanford

Sallie Thieme Sanford is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law, with an adjunct appointment in the University of Washington School of Public Health.   She teaches health law courses in both schools.  She received her B.A. with honors from Brown University and her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of California at Los Angeles. 

Professor Sanford began her legal career as a law clerk for The Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She then served as an Assistant Attorney General representing the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the UW's health sciences schools.  Professor Sanford has been active on the board of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, including service as its president.  

Her research interests focus on Affordable Care Act implementation, health care delivery systems, health administration law, Medicare and Medicaid, comparative health law, and medical and administrative ethics.  Professor Sanford's recent articles include: Monitoring HIV and AIDS Related Policy Reforms: A Road Map to Strengthen Policy Monitoring and Implementation in PEPFAR Partner Countries, PLOS One 11 (2016) (co-authored), Mind the Gap: Basic Health along the ACA's Coverage Continuum, 17 Md. J. Health Care L. & Pol'y (2014); The Struggle to Bury Pre-Existing Condition Consideration, 7 St. Louis J. Health L. & Pol'y 405 (2014); Emergency Response: A Systemic Approach to Diaper Rash, Chest Pain and Medicaid in the Emergency Department, 102 KY. L.J. 441 (2014); and Designing Model Homes for the Changing Medical Neighborhood: A Multi-Payer Pilot Offers Lessons for ACO and PCMH Construction, 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1519 (2012).

Several shorter articles on health law-related topics appear in the on-line journal Jurist.  These include: Health Care's Fraternal Twins at 50: The Birth and Development of Medicare and Medicaid, Jurist, Nov. 1, 2015; King v. Burwell: ACA Destruction Denied, ACA Expansion Enabled, Jurist, Oct. 28, 2015; Unexpected Twists in the Affordable Care Act Decision, Jurist, July 13, 2012; and Understanding the Health Care Reform Litigation, Jurist, February 16, 2012.


Attorneys seeking CLE Credit
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