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The National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture

Whither Medicare – From Promise to Privatization

April 30, 2020, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Kaiser Family Foundation,
1330 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Early-Bird Single Seat: $225 (Prior to 2/29/2020. $250 thereafter)

Against the increasing privatization of Medicare, voter focus on health care, and the ongoing talk about a Medicare for All, the 2020 Summit will focus on the promise, challenges to, and future of Medicare.

  • What was the original vision and promise of Medicare?
  • Is Medicare as a social insurance program a thing of the past?
  • Will Medicare be allowed to “wither on the vine,” as Newt Gingrich suggested?
  • Should Medicare be the model for universal coverage?
  • How can Medicare be improved for all people who qualify now, and may qualify in the future?

The Center for Medicare Advocacy is honored to welcome Wendell Potter as this year’s Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecturer. 

Other confirmed speakers include: former Sen. Jay Rockefeller; former Sen. Chris DoddTed Kennedy, Jr., Chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities; Tricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation Senior Vice President; Clare Durrett, Associate Executive Director of Team Gleason; Judith Feder, Georgetown University professor of public policy and former dean of what is now Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy; and health care journalists Susan JaffeTrudy Lieberman, and Mark Miller.


Free Webinar: Medicare Home Health Coverage

Wed, Feb 19, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Sponsored by the National Center on Law & Elder rights

Medicare home health coverage can be a robust benefit under the law for those who qualify. Understanding access to coverage and receiving necessary home care is challenging, and new Medicare payment systems add an additional layer of complexity. Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judith Stein and Associate Director Kathleen Holt will provide an overview of Medicare coverage law, including who should qualify, for what services, and for how long. Presenters will provide case studies and practice tips to illustrate potential challenges to obtaining and retaining home health coverage and care.


Free Webinar: Medicare Home Health Updates in Light of the New Medicare Payment Model

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Presented by Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director, Attorney Judith Stein, and Associate Director, Attorney Kathy Holt, this webinar will further discuss the Medicare home health benefit, including a more detailed look at issues with coverage and access.


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