Watch a recording of a webcast streamed live on Dec. 7 that featured a panel of experts and journalists who explored what Medicare beneficiaries think of the program, beneficiaries' out-of-pocket costs and coverage choices, and Medicare's long-term prospects. "What's Ahead for Medicare" was the latest installment in the "Talking Health" series produced by the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), The Commonwealth Fund, and the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Journalism.
The speakers, who took questions from the audience, included:
- Bruce Vladeck, Ph.D., senior adviser to Nexera, Inc., a consulting subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration;
- John Rother, executive vice president of policy and strategy for AARP; and
- Michelle Andrews, a New York–based freelance writer who writes about health care for the New York Times, CBS MoneyWatch.com, and Money.
Trudy Lieberman, director of the health and medicine reporting program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a contributing editor for the Columbia Journalism Review, moderated.