NCHC Forums bring together thought leaders, policymakers and stakeholders for timely public discussions about the future of America’s health system. The views expressed by the speakers are their own and do not reflect the positions of the National Coalition on Health Care or NCHC Action Fund.
Past NCHC Events:
Thu06Oct201610 AM - 11:30 AM ESTDirksen G-11
2017 Medicare Premium Spike
Tricia Neuman, Senior Vice President, Director of Program on Medicare Policy and Project on Medicare’s Future, Kaiser Family Foundation: Tricia Neuman Presentation
Jane Cheshire Gilbert, Director of Retiree Health Care, Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System: Jane Gilbert Presentation
Andrew Scholnick, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP: Andrew Scholnick Presentation
Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors: Matt Salo Presentation
Christopher Collins, Assistant Government Relations Officer, Ohio Public Employee Retirement System: Chris Collins Presentation
Although Congress was successful in averting a similar increase last year, the Medicare Trustees are once again projecting a 22% increase in the standard Part B premiums and deductibles.
Our distinguished panel of experts and advocates will explain the roots of this potential increase in current statute and Medicare spending patterns, explore the impacts on Medicare beneficiaries, retirees, and state budgets, and share their views on the path forward.
This event was broadcast live on C-SPAN and can be viewed here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?416529-1/discussion-focuses-medicare-part-b-premiums