Briefing – Medicare: A Primer

This briefing provided an overview of the Medicare program and its role in the health care system. Panelists discussed who is eligible for Medicare, what benefits are covered and how the program is administered. Medicare financing and the program’s role in health reform was also explained.

More information on Medicare from the Kaiser Family Foundation can be found in the related documents below.

This March 11 briefing was cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speakers include:

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Speakers include:

  • Jonathan Blum, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • Juliette Cubanski, Kaiser Family Foundation
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  • Mark Hayes, Greenberg Traurig
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  • William Scanlon, National Health Policy Forum
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Related Documents:

Medicare Chartbook, 2010

Primer on Medicare Financing

Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Deficit-Reduction Proposals

The Role of Medicare for the People Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare Part D Spotlight: Part D Plan Availability in 2011 and Key Changes Since 2006

Medicare Advantage 2011 Data Spotlight: Plan Availability and Premiums

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