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New Medicare Eligibility Study Panel at the National Academy of Social Insurance

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2019

Contact: Bethany Cole (202-243-7009)

The National Academy of Social Insurance has announced the formation of a new Study Panel to examine potential changes to Medicare eligibility. The Medicare Eligibility Study Panel is co-chaired by Marilyn Moon, American Institutes for Research, and Cori Uccello, American Academy of Actuaries.


"As a social insurance program, Medicare has a well-established and extraordinarily popular track record,” said Moon. “As the nation explores a wide range of policy options addressing the health care needs of all Americans, Medicare is at the center of discussion and debate,” said Uccello.

The Study Panel will issue a final report of findings in 2020, which will be disseminated to the broadest possible policy audience, as well as to the media. The Academy’s 32nd annual policy conference slated for March 2020, in Washington, DC, will center on the Panel’s work and cover related issues.  


Elizabeth Docteur, Elizabeth Docteur Consulting, and Renée Landers, Suffolk University Law School, are the Co-Principal Investigators. William Arnone, the Academy’s Chief Executive Officer, is the Project Director.


Study Panel Members

Marilyn Moon, Co-Chair, American Institutes for Research


Cori Uccello, Co-Chair, American Academy of Actuaries


Peter Arno, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Robert Berenson, The Urban Institute


Jonathan Blum, Health Management Associates


Cristina Boccuti, West Health Policy Center


Melinda Buntin, Vanderbilt University


Sheila Burke, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz


Philip Caper, Maine ALLcare


Christine Eibner, RAND Corporation


Elizabeth Fowler, Johnson & Johnson


Sherry Glied, New York University


Jacob Hacker, Yale University Law School


Chip Kahn, Federation of American Hospitals


Steven Lieberman, The Brookings Institution


Mary Murley, United Healthcare


Tricia Neuman, The Kaiser Family Foundation


Jonathan Oberlander, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Shaun O'Brien, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)


Lisa Potetz, Health Policy Alternatives


Murray Ross, Kaiser Permanente


John Rother, National Coalition on Health Care


Cathy Schoen, New York Academy of Medicine


Paul Starr, Princeton University


Paul Van de Water, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 


Bruce Vladeck, Medicare Rights Center


Reginald Williams, Avalere


Stephen Zuckerman, The Urban Institute


Since the Academy was founded in 1986, it has provided rigorous inquiry and insights into the functioning of our nation’s social insurance programs – Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation. Now comprised of over 1,000 of the nation’s top experts in social insurance and related policies and programs, the Academy studies how social insurance can continue to meet the changing needs of American families, employees, and employers. The Academy also looks at new frontiers for social insurance, including areas of uninsured or underinsured economic risks and related policies. To learn more about the Academy’s work, please visit www.nasi.org, or follow @socialinsurance on Twitter. 

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