May 21,1999


Perspectives on Medicare Reform

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced the Committee will meet on Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building to hear testimony on perspectives on Medicare Reform. Press Release #106-131 with background materials is available upon request.

The following witnesses are expected to testify before the Committee:

I. A panel consisting of

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., John M. Olin Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Bethesda, MD

Marilyn Moon, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Washington, D.C.

Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D., Vice president, Domestic and Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation; Washington, D.C.

Ray Scheppach, Executive Director, National Governors Association; Washington, D.C.

Representative, American Association of Retired Persons; Washington, D.C.

Martha H. Phillips, Concord Coalition; Washington, D.C.

II. A panel consisting of representatives from the following organizations:

American Association of Health Plans; Washington, D.C.

Health Insurance Association of America; Washington, D.C.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association; Chicago, IL

American Medical Association; Washington, D.C.

American Hospital Association; Washington, D.C.

National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems; Washington, D.C.