Jost, Longworth to Address SHECP Symposium on Affordable Care Act

Tim Jost

Tim Jost


W&L School of Law Professor Tim Jost and Dr. David Longworth of the Cleveland Clinic will speak on the on the Affordable Care Act and poverty at the third annual SHECP symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute. Jost’s talk entitled “The Affordable Care Act and Low-Income Americans” will begin at 8:50 a.m. followed by Longworth’s talk that will focus on implications for care delivery. An exchange and discussion between the two will take place at 11:05 a.m. following by a question-and-answer session. The symposium is to inform faculty, staff, and students about teaching about poverty in undergraduate and professional education.  The lectures are open to the public.

Tim Jost

Tim Jost holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a coauthor of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law and now in its seventh edition. He has written numerous monographs on legal issues in health care reform for national organizations and blogs regularly for Health Affairs, where he is a contributing editor, on regulatory issues. Jost is much in demand to speak about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare with at least eight presentations in the summer of 2014. The national news media turns frequently to Jost for commentary on healthcare reform, and he is especially interested in its impact on poverty and low-income Americans.

A consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and a member of the Institute of Medicine, Jost holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated cum laude and is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Dr. David Longworth

Dr. David Longworth


Dr. David Longworth

David Longworth is chair of the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic and associate chief of staff for Clinical Integration Development. In the latter role, he leads the Clinic’s value-based care initiative.

Longworth received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his medical degree from Weill Cornell University Medical College. He completed training in internal medicine at the University of California in San Francisco, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s and Beth Israel hospitals.

A specialist in infectious diseases, Longworth joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1986 as a staff physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases, which he chaired from 1992 to 2002. He subsequently moved to Baystate Medical Center, the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, where he served as chair of the Department of Medicine and as professor and deputy chair of the Department of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He returned to the Cleveland Clinic as chair of the Medicine Institute in 2011.

Longworth brings to the symposium a deep knowledge of healthcare policy, especially the Affordable Care Act in relation to the quality of providing for the overall health of indigent patients and their families. He is exceptionally well qualified to speak about “The Affordable Care Act and Low-Income Americans: Implications for Care Delivery.”