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    LIVE WEBCAST -- A conversation with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:00 — 4:40 p.m. EDT

    Where: https://www.brookings.edu/events/a-conversation-with-seema-verma/ 


    Today, 43 million Americans have prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D, roughly double the number since the program’s introduction in 2006. In the wake of fast-growing drug prices and the rise of specialty drugs, renewed attention has focused on reforming Part D’s benefit structure and providing plans with more tools to obtain lower drug prices. The Trump administration has issued a series of recommendations in their Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and the president’s budget, and the administration has already begun to advance several pricing reforms through regulation.

    On October 18, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for a discussion about Medicare Part D and what can be done to improve the program. Following her presentation, Ms. Verma will sit down with USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics Director Dana Goldman for an interview. A panel of experts will then discuss the administrator’s comments and related issues in the Medicare Part D program.

    This event will be live webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter at #PartDPricing.

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