Policymakers and experts will discuss 'Reforming Medicare' at U of M Humphrey Institute symposium
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, May 15
Where: Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis
Who: National and local experts on health policy and Medicare
Contacts: Jamie Proulx, Humphrey Institute, (612) 625-9436, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Cassutt, University News Service, (612) 624-8038
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/03/2006) —As the sign-up period for Medicare Part D (a prescription drug benefit) ends May 15, Reforming Medicare will convene a seminar of local and national experts and policymakers on health policy to assess the implementation of Medicare Part D, examine Medicares larger financial and political future and discuss the upcoming challenges facing Medicare and people near retirement. Seminar registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and the panel discussionsincluding a luncheon addresswill continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at the University Of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
In addition to state government officials and organizations that serve seniors, the conference will feature Lois Quam, CEO of Ovations, a division of UnitedHealth Group; Marilyn Moon, vice president and director of the health program at the American Institutes for Research; and former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, National Institute of Health Policy chair.
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG) at the Humphrey Institute and the non-partisan National Academy of Social Insurance. Funding for the seminar is provided in part by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
For a complete agenda, visit CSPG online at www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/may15.html. The cost for the conference, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $20 for the general public and $10 for students, faculty members, and seniors. To register for this event, e-mail your name, address, and telephone number to email@example.com by May 9. Registration fees will be accepted at the door in the form of cash or check.