Media Advisory

July 22, 2015

Medicare Rights Center to Speak at National Journal Forum on the Future of Medicare

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, will participate in a public panel discussion hosted by the National Journal. As Medicare celebrates 50 years since it was signed into law, Mr. Baker will join other panelists in a discussion on the future of the program and how to continue to provide access to quality, affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities.

The discussion will include questions about the impact of reforms in the Affordable Care Act; how Medicare could be improved to guarantee financial stability; how care providers should be engaged to deliver care efficiently and effectively; and what’s next for the program.

National Journal: The Future of Medicare Forum
http://www.nationaljournal.com/events/the-future-of-medicare-forum-20150728

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:20 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
3rd Floor, Knight Broadcast Studio
Washington, DC 20001

Moderator: 
Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News

Speakers:
The Honorable Ron Wyden, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Kevin Brady, U.S. House of Representatives
Joseph Antos, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute
Joe Baker, Medicare Rights Center
Andrew Gurman, M.D., American Medical Association
Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.
Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association

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