View the video from the July 2012 APPAM forum, Allies, Adversaries, or Strange Bedfellows? The Relationship Between Research, Politics, and Policy.
Senior fellow David Stapleton testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security on three key topics regarding Social Security disability reform: evidence for why the disability support system is not working; potential reforms that could ensure people with disabilities lead fulfilling lives while also reining in both state and federal expenditures; and suggestions for Congress regarding Social Security policy reform. View the recording.
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February Disability Forum Focuses on Long-Term Care
Senior Fellow Marsha Gold Testifies on Medicare Advantage before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
On December 4, Marsha Gold testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee on the future of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. The testimony made three key points: the MA program is strong, with rising enrollment and widespread plan availability expected to continue into 2014; it is difficult to see the rationale on a national basis for paying MA plans more for their enrollees than Medicare would spend for them under the traditional program; and recent analysis suggests that the MA market remains attractive to plans and beneficiaries. Click here to view a copy of Gold’s written testimony. View the video.
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