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50 years of Medicare: What have we learned?

50 years of Medicare: What have we learned?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles , CA
California US
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The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is pleased to host The Health Forum at UCLA (FSPH), a series of regularly scheduled free public programs featuring health leaders discussing critical issues in public health.
"50 years of Medicare: What have we learned?"
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a program that has improved the wellbeing and increased economic security for millions of elderly Americans, individuals with disabilities, and their families. 2015 also marks the start of the new United States Congress, which will face a distinct set of challenges such as rising expenditures, a fragmented, confusing benefit structure, and inadequate financial protections for some low-income beneficiaries and high users of services. In this health forum, we will discuss the historical importance of Medicare programs, political plans to privatize Medicare and increase the age of eligibility, as well as legal, political, financial and structural obstacles and opportunities going forward.
When: Wednesday, March 18, 6:00-8:00pm PDT
            6:00-6:30pm: Coffee and Reception
            6:30-7:15pm: Panel Presentations
            7:15-8:00pm: Question and Answer Session
Where: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA 
             635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles
Online: To join the livestream on March 18, please click HERE. Please note that program begins at 6:30pm PDT.
Panelists include: 
Mark Peterson photo.
Mark Peterson, PhD
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Richard Merkin photo.
Richard Merkin, MD
CEO and Founder
Heritage Group
David Sayen photo.
David Sayen, MBA
Regional Administrator 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Moderated by: 
Jerry Kominski photo.
Jerry Kominski, PhD
Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

To RSVP ONLY if attending in person, please click HERE.

As always, the Health Forum is recorded and available in our media archive HERE.