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Medicare for All Panel

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515
United States

Join Rep. Ro Khanna, Top Health Economists, and Experts to Discuss Medicare for All Savings – 12/13/19

Friday, December 13th, 2019

10:00am-11:30am

Rayburn Building, Room 2358-C – Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee Hearing Room

Rep. Khanna is bringing together the authors of the three most high-profile Medicare for All cost estimates, as well as a Medicare for All policy expert, for a candid and thoughtful discussion on estimated costs and savings under Medicare for All.

With historic levels of support in both chambers of Congress, Medicare for All is closer to becoming a reality than ever before. Economists and health policy experts across the political spectrum have made efforts to ascertain exactly what the landscape will look like under a single-payer system with varying results. A constant prediction is hundreds of billions of dollars in administrative savings will occur across the board under a unified system. This panel will dive into the assumptions and predictions underlying these estimates, and how subtle differences in implementation can have outsize effects on overall costs.

Panelists

Donald Berwick, former head of CMS under President Obama and lead author of the cost estimate underlying Sen. Warren’s Medicare for all plan

Linda Blumberg, economist and Institute Fellow in the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center and lead author of a recent Medicare for All cost estimate

Robert Pollin, professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), UMass Amherst and lead author of a Medicare for All cost estimate

Amirah Sequeira, Lead Legislative Advocate for National Nurses United

Please contact Will McKelvey with Rep. Khanna at will.mckelvey@mail.house.gov with any questions or to RSVP.