Join the Academy for a full day of policy symposia and rich panel discussions, culminating with the Robert M. Ball Award Banquet, honoring Karen Davis.
Medicare & Medicaid at 50
  • This session was a lively panel discussion with Marilyn Moon of American Institutes for Research, Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation, C. Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute, and Marc Goldwein of the Committee For Responsible Federal Budget on the impact of rising Medicare costs on beneficiaries at a time of declining retiree incomes, on other family support programs, and on the federal budget overall. Learn more.
  • A panel of Medicaid experts discussed the program's history with a focus on past, present, and future innovations. The event was held in conjunction with the release of an updated edition of Medicaid Politics and Policy. Authored by David Smith and Judith Moore and originally published in 2008, the new edition of this seminal publication includes with added chapters covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014.Learn more.

3:00 pm — 5:00 PM
Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care

  • This symposium was held in conjunction with the release of "Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America’s Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care," edited by Alan B. Cohen, David C. Colby, Keith A. Wailoo, and Julian E. Zeitzer. Learn more.

6:00 pm — 9:00 PM
The 2015 Robert M. Ball Award

  • Honoring Award Recipient, Karen Davis, a nationally recognized economist and leader in health policy, who has made significant contributions to improve the quality and sustainability of Medicare benefits for millions of Americans.


The Academy’s Medicare and Medicaid at 50 and Beyond Celebration Program
is made possible thanks to support from


and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

June 23rd, 2015 from 10:00 AM to  9:00 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor Ballroom
Washington, DC
United States
Topics Medicare and Health Policy, Long-Term Care, Workforce Issues and Employee Benefits, Poverty and Income Assistance
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