Join the 10th Anniversary Summit and Celebrate Your Medicare Advocacy Community!
10th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit
& Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
Thursday, April 20, 2023
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
– Advancing Equitable Access to Care –
In-person in Washington, DC and via Live Webcast
Join us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary National Voices of Medicare Summit, bringing together community leaders in health advocacy, policy-making, health care, philanthropy, media, and academia. We will discuss the best practices, solutions, and opportunities in efforts to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage, health equity, and quality health care. All inspired by, and interspersed with, the real experiences and stories of beneficiaries and caretakers.
Ai-Jen Poo will receive the 2023
Alfred J. Chiplin Jr. Social Justice & Advocacy Award
Ted Kennedy Jr. will present the
2023 Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
Panel discussions to include: Breaking Down Barriers to Care and Caring for Caregivers
Featured presenters: Ady Barkan (Founder/Co-Executive Director, Be a Hero), Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH, 2007-Present), Judith Feder (Georgetown Professor and CMA Board President), Nicole Jorwic (Chief of Advocacy and Campaigns, Caring Across Generations), Wey-Wey Kwok (Senior Attorney, CMA), David Lipschutz (Associate Director, CMA), Rachel Madley (Health Policy Adviser, Rep. Pramila Jayapal) John Marmarou (Founder/Executive Director, 810 MS Specialty Center), Patricia Neuman (Vice President for Medicare, Kaiser Family Foundation), Judith Stein (Founder/Executive Director, CMA), and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (WV, 1984-2015). Stay tuned for exciting announcements about additional speakers in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all who made last year’s Summit a success!
Our 2022 Summit attendee page is available by clicking here to read about reflections on last year’s event, and to check out the digital program and full recording of the presentation.
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 is this year’s Summit?
A: The 10th Anniversary Summit is Thursday April 20, 2023 in Washington DC and via live webcast. The program will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 PM EDT. For in-person attendees, registration and lunch will begin at 12:00, and a post-Summit reception at 5:00.
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 will be 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 will be presented to Ai-jen Poo.
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, 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 will have the opportunity register for free to view the live webcast of the 10th Anniversary Summit. Stay tuned for the announcement for open registration. Please contact Jeff Wiseman at JWiseman@MedicareAdvocacy.org if you would like information on sponsoring the Summit and/or attending in-person in Washington DC.
Q. Are Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available?
A. As with all previous Summits, we are applying to be approved for Continuing Legal Education credits. We will make an announcement with an update soon.
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
Friends of the Summit