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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Study Panel on Medicare Eligibility: Message from the Co-Chairs

Marilyn Moon and Cori Uccello

Proposals to adapt Medicare to extend coverage to new beneficiary populations present a significant set of technical and program design challenges. As a leading hub for health policy experts, the National Academy of Social Insurance formed the Study Panel on Medicare Eligibility to examine the options for, and implications of, extending eligibility for Medicare beyond the current covered populations.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Healthcare Coverage and Costs: Assessing Medicare-Based Approaches (Conference Recap)

The Academy’s 32nd annual policy conference explored the implications of using Medicare as a coverage expansion platform for the overall health care system. Below are a few highlights and key takeaways from the convening.

Speaker slides and more info can be found on the conference page.

 

Healthcare and the 2020 Elections

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Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and Social Insurance

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer

COVID-19, officially a pandemic as of March 11 (WHO), has generated proposals to deal with the health and income security needs of all Americans. This article serves as a summary of some of the latest proposals (as of March 15**) and issues to address.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Recognizing African-American Leaders

In honor of Black History Month, the National Academy of Social Insurance wishes to recognize African American public servants who have led the nation’s major federal social insurance programs, Social Security and Medicare, as well as the Department of Labor, which plays a role in state-based social insurance programs, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance.

(In alphabetical order)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The importance of values-driven social insurance

William Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance

The month of February typically connotes a “V”- phrase: Valentine’s Day. For me, another word comes to mind: values.

What are the underlying values that make social insurance resonate with most Americans? Is there a normative framework through which social insurance might be viewed?

Media coverage seldom focuses on the core principles that drive discussions of programs and proposals. Yet, such principles are critical to truly understanding the rationale for, and philosophy of, programs like Social Security, Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, and Unemployment Insurance. They are also fundamental to policy debates about these programs’ futures.

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