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Social Insurance: Opportunities and Challenges Facing the New Leadership and the American People

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5:00pm - 7:00pm   Conference Opening Reception

Reception Keynote:

  • Ai-jen PooDirector, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director, Caring Across Generations

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 (National Press Club, 529 14th Street, 13th Floor, NW, Washington, DC)


8:20am   Welcome Remarks

  • William J. Arnone, National Academy of Social Insurance

8:30am   Opening Keynote

  • Peter Georgescu, Author of Capitalists Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation (Forthcoming, May 2017) and Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam

9:50am  Break

10:00am   Panel 1: Repeal and Replace? Health Insurance beyond the ACA

  • Len Nichols, George Mason University
  • Avik Roy, The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
  • James Roosevelt, Jr., Tufts Health Plan
  • Brett Graham, Leavitt Partners
  • Moderator: Joseph Antos, American Enterprise Institute

11:15am  Panel 2: Better Leveraging Medicaid to Foster a Culture of Health

  • Trish Riley, National Academy for State Health Policy
  • Alexandra L. Bradley, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Stephen A. Somers, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
  • Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health, Baltimore City
  • Moderator: Joy A. Lewis, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

12:15pm   Break

12:30pm   Networking Luncheon

1:25pm   Panel 3: Improving Quality and Cost Control in Medicare: Medicare for All, Premium Support, Prescription Drug Reform

  • Marilyn Moon, American Institutes for Research
  • Stephen Schondelmeyer, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
  • Yevgeniy Feyman, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Ted Marmor, Yale University
  • Moderator: Paul Van de Water, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

2:35pm   Panel 4: Reforming Social Security in an Era of Inequality: Insurance vs. Private Accounts

  • Jason Fichtner, Mercatus Center
  • Benjamin W. Veghte, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Ken Apfel, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Elaine Fultz, International Labor Organization (retired)
  • Moderator: Ngina Chiteji, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University

3:35pm   Break

3:45pm   Panel 5: Caregiving and Social Insurance: Paid Family Leave and Long-Term Services and Supports

  • Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
  • Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Judy Feder, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • Henry Claypool, Community Living Policy Center, UCSF
  • Moderator: Josephine Kalipeni, Caring Across Generations

4:45pm   Wrap-Up and Conference Adjournment

5:00pm   Closing Remarks

  • William Rodgers, National Academy of Social Insurance