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The Future of Medicare: A Conversation with Sean Cavanaugh

March 28, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Sean Cavanaugh, former Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to discuss what is in store for Medicare. 

While Congress debates the future of the Affordable Care Act, big questions are also on the table about what is in store for Medicare. Will it be privatized and turned into a voucher program? Might the eligibility age be raised to 67? Will seniors pay more through higher premiums and copayments? Could Medicare be allowed to negotiate prescription drug prices? What would potential changes mean for beneficiaries and for Medicare's long-term fiscal solvency? Might the program remain untouched because it is important to and popular among seniors and politically "off limits"?

To address these and other key topics, please join us for a conversation with Sean Cavanaugh, one of the nation's leading experts on Medicare. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Cavanaugh served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where he oversaw the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for-service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Mr. Cavanaugh knows New York well; he previously served as director of health care finance at the United Hospital Fund and held senior positions at Lutheran Healthcare (now NYU Lutheran) and the New York City Mayor's Office of Health Insurance Access.  

When:            Tuesday, March 28, 2017
                      12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:          NYSHealth Conference Room
                     1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor (corner of 38th Street)
                     New York, NY 10018

Please R.S.V.P. here by March 22. Lunch will be provided.