The Future of Medicare: What’s Next in Caring for an Aging Population?

November 16, 2016 8:30 am
Bloomberg Government 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington DC

78.8 years. That’s the current life expectancy for an American. As that that number continues to rise, so does the number of Americans living in retirement. Our nation’s government and health care providers are struggling to respond to our changing populate and care for a population dealing with more chronic conditions in a system that was built for acute care.    ​

Just a week after the election, Bloomberg Government, in partnership with the Better Medicare Alliance, will explore how the outcome of the 2016 election will determine the direction of the future of Medicare. What changes should seniors, healthcare providers and insurers anticipate that the next administration make to the Medicare system, particularly as they relate to how the system is structured and funded?


8:30 am: Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am: Welcome Remarks by Allyson Y. Schwartz, President & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance

9:05 am: Paying for Medicare: A Look Ahead​

Speaker: Mark Miller, PhD, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

Moderator: Brian Rye, Senior Health Care Policy Analyst, Government Team, Bloomberg Intelligence​

9:35 am: The Future of Medicare Advantage​


Jon Blum, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Patricia Neuman, Senior Vice President, Director of Program on Medicare Policy, & Director of Medicare’s Future Project, Kaiser Family Foundation

Stacy Sanders, Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center​

10:15 am: Closing Remarks