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    The 2016 Medicare Trustees Report:
    One year closer to IPAB cuts?

    6/23/2016

    The 2016 Medicare Trustees Report: 
    One year closer to IPAB cuts? 

    An American Enterprise Institute- Schaeffer Initiative event.
    Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 9:00 AM- 11:15 AM ET
    The Brookings Institution 
    Saul/Zikha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 

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    For most of the last five decades, the most-discussed finding by the Medicare trustees has been the insolvency date, when Medicare’s trust fund would no longer be able to pay all of the program’s costs. Last year’s report projected that the hospital insurance trust fund would be depleted by 2030 – just 14 years from now. The report also predicted a more immediate and controversial event: the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), famously nicknamed “death panels,” would be required to submit proposals to reduce Medicare spending in 2018, with the reductions taking place in 2019. Do we remain on this path to automatic Medicare cuts next year?

    The American Enterprise Institute and the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a collaboration between the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and the Brookings Institution, will host a discussion of the new 2016 trustees report on June 23. Medicare’s Chief Actuary Paul Spitalnic will summarize the key findings followed by a panel of experts who will discuss the potential consequences of the report for policy actions that might be taken to improve the program’s fiscal condition. You can join the conversation at #MedicareReport.




    Event Agenda:

    Introduction:

    Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care adn Retirment Policy, American Enterprise Institute

    Keynote Address:

    Paul Spitalnic, Chief Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


    Panel Discussion:

    James Capretta, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
    Keith Fontenot, Managing Director of the Government Relations & Public pOlicy, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC; Visiting Scholar, Center for Health Policy
    Robert Moffit, Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
    Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy
    Paul Spitalnic, Chief Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
    Moderated By:
    Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

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