The Policy Series is prepared by the National Academy on an Aging Society; the following symposia highlight key policy issues generated by the aging of American society.
View the Policy Series Program.
Congressional Aging Issues Update
This panel will present an update on aging and health legislation from the first session of the 113th Congress. Speakers will address key issues such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act and more. The panel will also provide the audience a sense of what can be expected during the second session in 2014.
Reflections on and Reactions to the Long-Term Care Commission's Report
This panel will explore the recommended reforms to the current long-term care system proposed by the Long-Term Care Commission. Speakers will reflect upon and react to the Commission's proposed solutions for three big issues–long-term care financing, delivery, and workforce challenges.
Unsolved Mysteries in Aging Policy
There’s a lot of talk in Washington about aging. But it’s almost all about the deficit and the cost of Medicare and Social Security. We need to broaden the conversation and be proactive. We need more constructive ideas. We should view the changing demographics not as a tidal wave to be feared but as an opportunity to be welcomed. To do so, we must tackle these issues—and the clock is ticking. Join AARP policy chief Deb Whitman and aging expert and advocate Bob Blancato for this interactive session that will explore the critical policy areas where we need more research and innovative solutions.
What Works in Adult Vaccines
This session will present highlights from an August 2013 NAVP What Works Summit in Washington, DC focused on best and promising practices that are pulling through state and national policies impacting adult vaccination rates. The 2013 Summit focused on the policy impact of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for Essential Health Benefits and specifically how stakeholders are leveraging and maximizing the category of “preventive and wellness services.”