Help Us Celebrate 35 Years of Medicare Advocacy at the 8th Annual
National Voices of Medicare Summit
& Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecture
Medicare & Health Care:
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Need to Be
Thursday April 1, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT- 4:00 PM EDT
Virtual Presentation — You will be sent a link after registration
To kick off the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s 35th Anniversary, and to make this program widely accessible in light of this challenging time, we are offering an early registration fee of only $35.
Early registration fee of $35 until 2/28/21
Standard registration fee of $85 beginning 3/1/21
Featuring 2021 Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecturer
Dr. Donald Berwick
Dr. Berwick is one of the country’s leading advocates for high-quality health care, and one of the top thinkers in health care today. Dr. Berwick is currently President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and previously Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
We are also honored to present: Ben Belton (Director of Global Partner Engagement, AARP), Robert Espinoza (Vice President of Policy, PHI), Dr. Judith Feder (Georgetown University Professor and Center for Medicare Advocacy Board President), Chris Jennings (President, Jennings Policy Strategies), David Lipschutz (Associate Director, Center of Medicare Advocacy), Patricia Neuman (Vice President for Medicare, Kaiser Family Foundation), Senator Jay Rockefeller, and Judith Stein (Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy).
Challenges and Opportunities Facing Medicare and Health Care in the New Administration and Congress — This panel will explore issues such as Medicare solvency and coverage, the growing privatization of the program, and how these factors impact vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries. How do we advance fair access to quality health care through Medicare and other health coverage programs?
Acknowledging Health Disparities and Advancing Health Equity —This panel will consider how the pandemic has highlighted, and exacerbated, pre-existing disparities in access to quality health care. Panelists will discuss ways to address health care equity issues for all people who need health care, as well as for their caregivers and families.
* Sponsorship and advertising opportunities help us offer a reduced registration fee for a wider audience this year. Contact Jeff Wiseman, Development Manager, at JWiseman@medicareadvocacy.org or (202) 293-5760 for more information.
Thank you to all of our 2020 Sponsors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the National Voices of Medicare Summit?
A: In 2014, the Center for Medicare Advocacy Founder and Executive Director, Judith Stein, created the National Voices of Medicare Summit to present a multifaceted program known for its beneficiary-focused content, the first national conference of its kind. The Summit is widely renowned as a convening of community leaders in advocacy, policy-making, philanthropy, and academia to discuss the best practices, solutions, and opportunities in efforts to advance access to comprehensive Medicare, health equity, and quality health care. All of this is inspired by, and interspersed with, the real experiences and stories of beneficiaries and caretakers.
Past Summits have featured luminaries such as Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Joe Courtney, and Debbie Dingell; health care and elder justice champions Alfred Chiplin, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Sarita Gupta, Cathy Hurwit, Chris Jennings, Khelan Bhatia, Philip Marshall, Topher Spiro, and Ben Wikler; former CMS Administrator Bruce Vladeck, and Medicare Directors Jonathan Blum and Sean Cavanaugh.
Q: What is the Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture?
A: Named in honor Senator Jay Rockefeller in recognition of his years of public service, the Rockefeller Lecture has been the centerpiece of the National Voices of Medicare Summit since its inception. Sen. Rockefeller gave the first Lecture and has participated every year since. The lecture provides an opportunity to hear directly from a leading voice in public service with a demonstrated commitment to advancing access to equitable health care and civil rights. Representative John Lewis, Judith Feder, Tamera Luzzatto, Wendell Potter, and Senators Sherrod Brown and Chris Murphy have been Rockefeller Lecturers.
Q: Who should attend the National Voices of Medicare Summit & Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture?
A: Staff and volunteers from local and national health care organizations, advocates, attorneys, leadership, beneficiaries, caregivers, health care providers, researchers, policymakers, media, and anyone looking to discuss best practices, solutions, and opportunities to improve the quality of life for members of their community.
Q: Are there sponsorships available?
A: A limited number of sponsorships are available, please contact Jeff Wiseman at JWiseman@MedicareAdvocacy.org or 202-772-1017.