National experts to discuss future of Medicare

Chris Farrell

Some of the nation’s top experts on aging and economics will discuss issues surrounding the Medicare system at Florida State University on Feb. 22 at the FSU Alumni Center when the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center host the symposium “Medicare: Taking Care of Your Future?”

Chris Farrell, an economics correspondent for American Public Media’s “Marketplace Money” radio show and contributing economics editor at “BusinessWeek” magazine, will moderate the symposium. Panelists include Joseph R. Antos, the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.; Dr. Kenneth Brummel-Smith, the Charlotte Edwards Maguire Professor and chair of the FSU College of Medicine department of geriatrics; Marilyn Moon, vice president of the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C.; John Rother, director of Policy and Strategy for AARP in Washington, D.C.; and David Walker, comptroller general of the United States.

The panelists will present their perspectives on the issues surrounding the Medicare dilemma and promote their preferred policy. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will allow the audience to hear various policies, possible solutions and future directions for the Medicare system.

For more information, call the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at 644-2831. For detailed information on each panelist, directions and parking information, visit