Demystifying Health Policy:
Medicare, Medicaid, and the Individual Marketplace



8:50am   WELCOME

  • William J. Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Veronica Jackson, Managing Director of Planning and Outreach, Office of Policy and Representation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

9:10am   SESSION I – Medicare: How Does It Work, What Challenges Does It Face?

  • Marilyn Moon, Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research
  • Stacy Sanders, Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center
  • Jennifer Rak, Health Policy Director, Anthem Public Policy Institute
  • Moderator: David Maddy, Washington Intern, National Academy of Social Insurance


10:40AM  SESSION II – Medicaid: How Does It Work, What Challenges Does It Face?

  • Moira Forbes, Policy Director, MACPAC
  • Elizabeth Hinton, Senior Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
  • ModeratorAlexandra L. Bradley, Health Policy Analyst, National Academy of Social Insurance

12:00pm   LUNCH

12:30pm   SESSION III – The Individual Marketplace: How Did It Work Before and After the Affordable Care Act, What Challenges Does It Face, and How Would Current Proposals Address These?

  • Loren Adler, Associate Director, Center for Health Policy, The Brookings Institution
  • Judy Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Rodney Whitlock, Vice President, Health Policy, ML Strategies, LLC
  • Moderator: Cori Uccello, Actuary and Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries

1:50pm   SESSION IV – How Could Social Insurance Help Address U.S. Health Policy Challenges?

  • Henry Aaron, The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair and Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Judith Feder, Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Anne Montgomery, Deputy Director, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute
  • Moderator: Benjamin Veghte, Vice President for Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance


3:20pm   SESSION V – Looking Ahead: Playing a Role in the future of Health Policy

  • Lynda Flowers, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Gretchen Jacobson, Associate Director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Josie Kalipeni, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Caring Across Generations
  • Ann Kempski, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente Federation
  • Moderator: Daniel Marthey, Washington Intern, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)

4:40pm   WRAP-UP