Medicare after Reform: The 2010 Medicare Trustees Report
Friday, August 6, 2010
The Medicare Trustees Report scheduled for release this week will be among the most significant in the program's 45-year history. Congress imposed $485 billion in cuts to Medicare payments for healthcare services and $210 billion in new Medicare taxes to finance the expansion of health insurance. A new Independent Advisory Board will make binding recommendations for further cost cutting. How will this affect seniors' access to healthcare? Will these policies improve Medicare?
Richard Foster, chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will present the findings of this year's Medicare Trustees Report. A panel discussion will follow including Joseph Antos, resident scholar at AEI; Walton Francis, an independent health policy consultant; Paul Van de Water, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Gail Wilensky, economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE.
Watch the livestream of this event, which begins August 6, 2010, at 9:15 a.m. (EDT). The livestream will begin below shortly beforehand. For more information, go here.