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Will slower Medicare growth save the trust funds?

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Event:
Will slower Medicare growth save the trust funds?
Start:
June 3, 2013 9:15 am
End:
June 3, 2013 11:15 am
Category:
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Updated:
May 24, 2013
Venue:
Will slower Medicare growth save the trust funds?
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1150 Seventeenth Street, NW , Washington, DC, United States

 

About This Event

 

Medicare spending and national health spending are growing only about half as quickly as they did before 2007. The slowdown is partly a result of the 2007–08 US recession and slow recovery, but other changes may signal more permanent relief from the rising cost of health care. Will slower spending growth provide long-term fiscal relief for Medicare? Can we avoid taking difficult policy actions to save Medicare’s trust funds?

 

Paul Spitalnic, Medicare’s acting chief actuary, will explain the results of this year’s Medicare trustees report. A panel of experts will then discuss how developments in the health sector will affect Medicare’s long-term future.

 

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.

 

Agenda

 

9:00 AM
Registration

 

9:15 AM
Panelists:
James C. Capretta, Ethics and Public Policy Center and AEI
Mark Pauly, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Spitalnic, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Chapin White, Center for Studying Health System Change

Moderator:
Joseph Antos, AEI

 

11:00 AM/PM
Adjournment
Event Contact Information

 

For more information, please contact Catherine Griffin at catherine.griffin@aei.org, 202.862.5920.

 

Media Contact Information

For media inquiries, please contact MediaServices@aei.org, 202.862.5829.

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