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March 30, 2012

The Future of Entitlement Programs

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have been staples of American life for many decades but now their futures are threatened. As part of the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging, taking place March 28 through April 1, this panel addressed the challenges these programs face, and explored the issue of whether there will be enough wealth in the American economy to support these programs. Sessions included The Future of Social Security, The Future of Medicare and Medicaid and The Politics of the Future of Entitlements. Registration and session info can be found on the event's website.

Presenters included:

  • Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Robert Binstock, Professor of Aging, Health, & Society, Case Western Reserve University
  • Robert Blancato, MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates
  • Robyn Golden, MSW, LCSW, Director of Older Adult Programs, Rush University Medical Center
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Frederick Lynch, PhD, Associate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
  • Paul Nathanson, JD, Executive Director, National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • Robert Moffit, The Heritage Foundation
  • Marilyn Moon, PhD, Vice President and Director, American Institutes for Research
  • Alice Mitchell Rivlin, Director, Greater Washington Research at Brookings
  • John Rother, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Joshua Wiener, PhD, Distinguished Fellow & Program Director, Aging, Disability & Long-Term Care, RTI International
 

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