253707 What is Congress doing about social insurance?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM

Cathy Hurwit , Office of Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Washington, DC
In 2010 and 2011 U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky participated in a number of efforts to increase government revenue while protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. She was a dissenting vote on the Simpson-Bowles proposals and the debt ceiling bill. This presentation reviews the importance of these programs, and the potential for public health to engage constructively in related policy debates.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Analyze Congressional action on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in 2011. Discuss prospects for future action. Describe the impact of budget cuts on public health

Keywords: Congress, Medicare

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work on this issue for the U.S. Congress
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.