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SCC Luncheon - 1966-2016: Medicare At 50 And Its Future

  • 16 Sep 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill


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SCC Luncheon

1966-2016: Medicare At 50 And Its Future


Theodore R. Marmor, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy & Management, Yale University

Medicare is one of the largest and, arguably, the most successful entitlement program provided by the federal government. In 2015, 55 million people were covered by Medicare, roughly 1/6 of the U.S. population. Few people enrolled in Medicare would give it up, many can’t wait to have it, and younger generations wonder if the program will be around when they turn 65. In an age of continuing policy debates about healthcare and insurance reform, can we look to Medicare for insight and lessons on how to implement, manage and sustain such programs? 
We are pleased to present a fascinating program on Medicare, its past and future, featuring Ted Marmor, who authored “The Politics of Medicare “(1973) and Revised (2000), a definitive work on the subject. He will provide historical context while focusing on the current state of Medicare, the political debates over reform and the facts and myths driving them, and provide a comparative look at healthcare programs around the world. 

Doors Open at 11:15

Noon - Friday, September 16, 2016

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Wednesday at Noon on the week of the program

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