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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



The Center for Health and Social Policy presents:

LBJ Centennial Medicare Conference: Past, Present and Future

April 28, 2008
AGENDA

Noon to 1:15: Opening Lunch and Keynote:

Welcome, James B. Steinberg, Dean and J.J. “Jake” Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs
Peter Orszag, Director, the Congressional Budget Office

1:30 to 2:45: Lessons from the Past: Enacting Major Policy Change:

David C. Warner, Professor and Wilbur J. Cohen Fellow in Health and Social Policy, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Moderator
Judy Feder, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE
Roger Wilkins, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason University

3:00 to 4:15: Present Challenges and Persistent Disparities:

Jacqueline L. Angel, Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Moderator
John Rother, Director of Policy and Strategy, AARP
Fernando Torres Gil, Acting Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy, UCLA School of Public Affairs
Barbara B. Kennelly, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

4:30 to 5:45: Medicare Policy Challenges Facing the Next President:

Jeanne M. Lambrew, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Moderator
Karen Davis, President, The Commonwealth Fund
John C. Goodman, President and CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Chris Jennings, President, Jennings Policy Strategies

6:00 to 9:00: Reception, Keynote and Dinner:

Introduction, William M. Sage, Vice Provost for Health Affairs, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Mark B. McClellan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair in Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, and Visiting Fellow in Health Policy, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

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