MEDICARE REFORM: Bipartisan Commission To Meet June 1-2
The National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare is scheduled to hold meetings June 1-2 in Washington, DC. On June 1, members of the Modeling Task Force will present to the full commission findings based on their review of "the challenges facing the Medicare program and the program's sensitivity to external forces." The task force is expected to "present various models, forecasting future expenditures and income as well as the impacts of changing key assumptions." The full commission has scheduled three hours to discuss major issues raised in the Modeling Task Force's report. On June 2, the commission is scheduled to hold two meetings "to discuss questions related to Medicare management, administration and financing." Also that day, the Reform Task Force will hold an organizational meeting. This task force is charged with looking "for innovative solutions to improve the current Medicare program. The June 1-2 meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the commission at (202) 252-3380 or visit the group's Website at http://thomas.loc.gov/medicare/index.htmlThis is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.