Policy, Progress and Future Prognoses: Legislative Options to Improve Care for those with Serious, Advanced Illness*
Ten thousand Americans become eligible for Medicare every day and by 2030 the number of individuals over the age of 85 will double, and those with more than five chronic conditions represent the fastest growing cohort in the Medicare population.
The time is now to address the needs of those with seriously illnesses.
Join congressional leaders and a broad, diverse set of policy experts - from consumers to patient advocate, hospice innovators and coalition leaders - to learn about federal policy options to improve care for those with serious, advanced, and life-limiting illnesses based on public and private sector innovations, as well as the political strategy for success.
DATE AND LOCATION:
May 9 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Russell Senate Office Building Room 485
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) (Invited)
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) (Invited)
Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) (Invited)
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) (Invited)
PANEL SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION:
Keysha Brooks-Coley, Vice President, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Tom Koutsoumpas, President and CEO, National Partnership for Hospice Innovation
Andrew MacPherson, Senior Policy Advisor, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
John Rother, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care
Malene Davis, President and CEO, Capital Caring