Heartland Events

Containing Medicare/Medicaid Costs

Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 202 Washington, District Of Columbia
November 14, 2011, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

RSVP If you would like to attend this event, please contact Deborah Bailin at dbailin@heartland.org or at 202/525-5717

Seating is limited; please RSVP as soon as possible

Lunch will be provided and the event will start promptly

Congress has an urgent need to control the federal deficit.  Earlier this year, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform identified the containment of government medical program costs as a major priority in the quest to control federal spending. 

With the aging U.S. population, it is more important than ever to find ways to control medical costs.  What can Congress do to reduce Medicare and Medicare costs without sacrificing services?  

A distinguished panel of public policy experts will cover a variety of important health care issues:

•             Moderator - Eli Lehrer, vice president, The Heartland Institute

•             The CMS Medicare Bidding Program - Peter Cramton, professor of economics,  University of Maryland

•             Medicaid Fraud - Steven Grist,  assistant attorney general for Virginia