Is Medicare Affordable? A Policy Discussion About Challenges and Options

The debate about Medicare’s future takes many forms. It is often linked to questions about financing – often couched in terms of the burdens on current and future taxpayers and the need to cut benefits. Are the current levels of benefits affordable over time? A set of issue briefs by the American Institutes for Research puts these questions into sharper focus. On June 20, 2016, experts in the fields of health policy, economics, journalism and government met for a lively debate and discussion on the challenges and options for Medicare’s future.


Julie Rovner, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News


Marilyn Moon, AIR Institute Fellow and Director, Center on Aging

Henry J. Aaron, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

William J. Scanlon, Senior Consultant, National Health Policy Forum

C. Eugene Steuerle, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project Hope

Additional speakers to be announced.

Program begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

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Event Information

June 20, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET