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    Chronic Care: 
    Getting its Complexity and Cost under Control

    6/15/2016

    Chronic Care: 
    Getting its Complexity and Cost under Control

    Featuring a Keynote by Senator Ron Wyden 

     Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
    The Brookings Institution 
    Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 
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    Over half of all Americans suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's, which now constitute the largest segment of health care in America and cause 7 out of every 10 deaths yearly. These chronic diseases are also costly, with 86 percent of our nation's total health care spending on those individuals with one or more chronic conditions. Millions of Americans with these conditions are covered by Medicare, and many have more than one condition, which makes treatment even more complex and exponentially more expensive. The Senate Finance Committee is currently crafting bipartisan legislative solutions to improve outcomes and to better coordinate care for Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions. 

    On Wednesday, June 15, the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a partnership between the USC Schaeffer Center and the Center for Health Policy at Brookings, will host Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), who will outline his thinking about how the Medicare program can more effectively address the challenges of chronic disease. After his remarks, a panel of Brookings and other experts will discuss the issue. All speakers will take questions from the audience. The event will be live webcast and you can join the conversation at #ChronicCare.


     Introduction

     
     Leonard D. Schaeffer
    Trustee, Brookings Institution
    Chair, Schaeffer Center Advisory Board
     

    Keynote Address

     
     Ron Wyden (D-OR)
    Senator
    Ranking Member, Finance Committee
     

    Panel

     
     Alice Rivlin (Moderator)
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
    Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow
    The Brookings Institution
     Kavita Patel
    Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy
    The Brookings Institution
     
    Robert E. Moffit
    Senior Fellow, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity
    The Heritage Foundation
    Keith Fontenot
    Visiting Scholar, Center for Health Policy and Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
    The Brookings Institution
    Managing Director, Government Relations & Public Policy 
    Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC 

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    Presented by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy