Thank You for Joining Us!
10th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit
& Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
– Advancing Equitable Access to Care –
Thank you for joining CMA for the 10th Anniversary National Voices of Medicare Summit.
Reflections on the 10th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit
On April 20, 2023, the Center for Medicare Advocacy held its 10th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture in Washington, D.C. An inspired audience was buoyed by remarks from health care luminaries including Tricia Neuman, Ady Barkan, Ted Kennedy Jr., Ai-jen Poo, and many more.
And none of this would have been possible without this year’s incredibly generous sponsors, below. We are grateful to you all – and look forward to being together in 2024!
Please find the program agenda and speaker bios in the digital flipbook below.
Recording & Other Materials
- 2023 Summit Recording
- 2023 Presenter Slides – Tricia Neuman, KFF.org
- 2023 Presenter Slides – Regina Blye, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
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 health care and elder justice champions such as current CMS Medicare Director Meena Seshamani, former CMS Administrator Bruce Vladeck, and Medicare Directors Jonathan Blum and Sean Cavanaugh. Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Joe Courtney, and Debbie Dingell, Alfred Chiplin, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Sarita Gupta, Cathy Hurwit, Chris Jennings, Khelan Bhatia, Philip Marshall, Topher Spiro, Peter Thomas, Gretchen Jacobson, Frank Lin, Linda Niessen, and Ben Wikler.
Q: When was this year’s Summit?
A: The 10th Anniversary Summit was held Thursday April 20, 2023 in Washington DC and via live webcast.
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, Donald Berwick, E.J. Dionne Jr., Judith Feder, Tamera Luzzatto, Wendell Potter, and Senators Sherrod Brown and Chris Murphy have been Rockefeller Lecturers. The 2023 Rockefeller Lecture was presented by Ted Kennedy Jr.
Q: What is the Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Social Justice & Advocacy Award?
A. Alfred J. (Chip) Chiplin, Jr., the long-time managing attorney of the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s Washington, DC office, was an admired leader in the elder law, disability and health care rights communities. To honor the memory of Chip’s long-term advocacy and commitment to civility and justice for all members of society, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has established this award in his honor. The Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Social Justice & Advocacy Award is given annually at the Summit to an individual who works to advance civility in society and social justice for all – as Chip did for decades. Past awardees include Ben Belton, Wey-Wey Kwok, Josephine Kalipeni, Vanessa Hill, and Ashwani Jain. The 2023 Chiplin Award was presented to Ai-jen Poo.
Q: Who should be interested in the National Voices of Medicare Summit & Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture?
A: Staff and volunteers from local and national health care organizations, advocates, attorneys, 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: How can I participate in the 10th Anniversary Summit?
A: This year everyone in the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s community had the opportunity register for free to view the live webcast of the 10th Anniversary Summit. For those who were unable to watch live, we have provided a recording of the Summit, which is also posted above.
Q. Are Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available?
A. This course has been approved for a maximum of 2.7 hours’ credit by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama.
It is our understanding that by meeting the CLE standards of the state of Alabama, the Summit will likely also meet the standards in most other states.
A CLE survey will be sent to all attendees after the Summit. We will provide participants who complete this CLE Survey with a packet of materials they can use when applying for CLE credits in other states.
With Gratitude to Our Generous 2023 Sponsors
The Center for Medicare Advocacy gives thanks to all of our generous sponsors whose support makes this year’s Summit possible and successful.
Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture Sponsor
Alfred J. Chiplin Jr.
Social Justice and Advocacy Award Sponsor
Friends of the Summit