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Sustaining Access & Choices for Patients: Exploring the Risks & Benefits of Traditional Medicare & Medicare Advantage
Increased focus on public options like “Medicare for All” along with historic increases in Medicare Advantage enrollment make this the right time for patient groups to learn more about different approaches and related policy issues!

Oct 6, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Patricia Neuman, ScD
Senior Vice President @Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
Patricia Neuman is a senior vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), Executive Director of KFF’s Medicare Policy Project, and senior advisor to the President. Dr. Neuman focuses on a broad range of policy issues pertaining to Medicare and the population it serves, and has more recently focused on health reform proposals, including Medicare-for-all and public options, prescription drug costs, and the effects of COVID-19 on older adults. Dr. Neuman is widely regarded as a Medicare policy expert, with broad knowledge of issues associated with coverage, financing and care of older Americans and people with disabilities, and proposals to sustain Medicare for the future. Dr. Neuman enjoys giving guest lectures at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and public Health. She has been invited to present expert testimony before Congressional committees and other key audiences on numerous occasions,
Michael Bagel
Director, Public Policy @Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
Michael Bagel is the Director of Public Policy at the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), the trade association for nonprofit, community health plans. He is a public policy expert with more than 10 years of working with federal policymakers and lawmakers to advance regulatory and legislative activities across federal health care programs. Michael previously served as a senior policy advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, attorney with the Office of Management and Budget, law clerk at the US Department of Labor and as a Health Policy Associate with the Senate Finance Committee.
Judith Stein, JD
Executive Director @Center for Medicare Advocacy
Judith Stein is the Executive Director at the Center for Medicare Advocacy; a nonprofit, nonpartisan law organization that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain access to Medicare and quality healthcare. She is the founder, lawyer, and responsible for all aspects of non-profit, public interest law organization. In 2013, she was also a Commissioner at the National Long Term Care Commission. Previous to that, she worked as a Managing Attorney, giving legal assistance to Medicare patients.