WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: A two-day event with nationally-recognized experts on Medicare and Medicaid, discussing the evolving role of these two essential programs in today's changing health care system. The 27th annual policy research conference of the nonprofit, nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).
When: Wednesday and Thursday, January 28-29, 2015
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 13th Floor Ballroom

Sessions include:

  • The Changing Face of American Health and Health Care;
  • The Coming Conflict Between Scientific Breakthrough and Cost;
  • Looking behind Payment and Delivery Reform;
  • Coverage Over the Life Span;
  • Persistent Barriers to Reform of the American Health Care System;
  • Integrated Care: Breaking Down the Workers Compensation and General Health Care Silos;
  • Health Insurance Exchanges – What Have We Learned?
  • Supporting Work: Strategies to Boost Employment for People with Disabilities;
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Financing, and Reemployment Services after the Great Recession; and
  • Visit "events" → www.nasi.org for a full agenda.

Speakers will include:

  • Patrick Conway, M.D., Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Karen Davis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Susan Dentzer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sachin Jain, CareMore Health System/Anthem and Harvard Medical School
  • Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University
  • Donald Berwick, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Visit www.nasi.org for a full list of speakers.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

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Registration and meals are free of charge to members of the media.
Contact Jill Braunstein at 243-7009 or by email at jillbraun@nasi.org for more information

Jill Braunstein at 243-7009 or by email at  for more information