50th Anniversary Medicare and Medicaid Summit

Apr 15, 2015

The LBJ Presidential Library, The Aspen Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosted the 50th Anniversary Medicare and Medicaid Summit on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.

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Panels included:

LBJ AND THE BATTLE TO PASS MEDICARE and MEDICAID
Why Johnson Succeeded Where Others Failed

ON THE FRONTLINES
How HHS Secretaries and State Governors Put Medicare and Medicaid into Action

SHAPING THE FUTURE: WHAT WE’VE LEARNED AND WHERE WE’RE HEADED
Medicare and Medicaid in 2065

Panelists at the 50th Anniversary Medicare and Medicaid Summit included:

  • Hon. Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and former Governor of Kansas
  • Hon. Mike Leavitt, 20th Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and former Governor of Utah
  • Nancy-Ann DeParle, former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (Clinton Administration)
  • Gail Wilensky, former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (George H.W. Bush Administration)
  • Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson
  • Larry Levinson, Deputy Special Counsel to President Lyndon Johnson
  • Mark Updegrove, Historian and Director, LBJ Presidential Library

Moderators included:

  • Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Bob Schieffer, Moderator, Face the Nation, CBS News
  • Jackie Judd, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
  • Jeannine English, President, AARP
  • Ruth J. Katz, Executive Director, Health, Medicine and Society Program, Aspen Institute

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