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March 20, 2015
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Kaiser Family Foundation
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Early-Bird Registration is now open!

Early Bird Registration: $175 prior to February 13, 2015.
Single-Seat Summit Registration: $200

Space is limited.  Please register now!





The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s Second Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit will connect leading experts and advocates to discuss best practices, challenges and successes in efforts to improve health care, long-term services and supports, and quality of life for older people and people with disabilities. Interspersed with the voices and real stories of Medicare beneficiaries and families, this one-day event will provide valuable information, insights, and inspiration. 

Join us as we celebrate 50 Years of Medicare
and work together to protect its future!

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available. For information, contact Scott Perkins, Development Director, at  Thank you to all our 2014 sponsors.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We will do our best to honor dietary preferences.

Accommodations: As we did last year, the Center has arranged for a block of rooms to be held at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, just a few minutes' walk from the venue. Please use the following link to reserve a room under the Center's block:

Program and Speakers (known to date) – Honoring 50 Years of Medicare

Who Were, Are and Will Be Medicare Beneficiaries?

Marilyn Moon, Director, Center on Aging, American Institutes for Research  
Patricia Neuman, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation
Judith Stein, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy

What is the Promise, Reality, and Future of Medicare?

Jonathan Blum, Former Principal Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Bruce Vladeck, Former Health Care Finance Administration Administrator (HCFA, now CMS)

Unfair Today, Illegal Tomorrow:  Litigation & Legislation

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT)

Stu Cohen, Senior Vice President of Legal Advocacy, AARP Foundation
Gill Deford, Litigation Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy

Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture and Award

To Be Announced

Widening the Circle

Laphonza Butler, President, SEIU United Long Term Care Workers
Alfred Chiplin, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Henry Claypool, Executive Vice President for Policy, American Association of People with Disabilities
Kathleen Holt, Board President, ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter, Associate Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy

Getting our Voices Heard 

Edward Kennedy, Jr., CT State Senator; Board Member, American Association of People with Disabilities
Stephen McConnell, Country Director for U.S. Programs, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Julie Rovner, Reporter, Kaiser Health News

Continuing Education Credits

Once again, we are applying for CLE certifications through the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama. It is our understanding that by meeting the CLE standards of the state of Alabama, the Summit will likely also meet the standards in most other states.  We will provide participants with a packet of materials at the conference for individuals to apply for CLE credits in other states. 

Note: The Center cannot pay individual CLE application fees.





Register Now!

Who Should Attend?

  • Advocates
  • Scholars
  • Care Managers 
  • Providers
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Leaders working to advance access to quality health care, therapy, and personal care services. 


Read our
Reflections on the
1st Annual Summit