For Immediate Release | April 24, 2019
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.
March 2020 Update: View the final report, Examining Approaches to Expand Medicare Eligibility: Key Design Options and Implications
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
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.