Several speakers explore how the growth in managed care is likely to affect Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with chronic illness, and they address some of the policy changes needed to make managed care better. In addition, they also look at how managed care techniques could be applied to the fee-for-service sector. The conference concludes with an examination of how public opinion, politics, and leadership affect the prospects for significant Medicare restructuring in the near and long term.
Robert D. Reischauer
Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Vice President and Director of Domestic and Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation
Judith R. Lave
Professor of Health Economics in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh
A book of published proceeding, Medicare: Preparing for the Challenges of the 21st Century, edited by Robert D. Reischauer, Stuart Butler, and Judith R. Lave, is available through the Brookings Institution Press at 800-275-1447.