National Aging and Policy Summit at AiA18

2 min
March 26, 2018

We’re unveiling a national survey with NORC at the University of Chicago that explores healthcare costs, coverage and perceptions of the healthcare system, and how we can apply the learnings to improve the policies and programs in support of successful aging.

We’re also exploring the high cost of healthcare and what it means for the November midterm elections by highlighting pressing issues facing older adults today and legislative changes that may impact healthcare costs during this election cycle, as well as discussing how we can drive our policymakers to take action on behalf of older adults in our country.


The webcast is free, but registration is required. Please register below and be sure to follow @WestHealth to be a part of the #successfulaging and the #HCcosts conversation at #AiA18.

West Health’s National Aging and Policy Summit at AiA18
Monday, March 26, 2018 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. PT

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. WELCOME
  • Bob Blancato, Chair, American Society on Aging
  • Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. PANEL ONE:
A National Survey Highlights Healthcare Coverage, Costs, and Perceptions on Healthcare Policy and What It Means for Seniors Today and Tomorrow
  • Anna Gorman, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News (moderator)
  • Bruce A. Chernof, MD, FACP, President & Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation
  • Zia Agha, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, West Health Institute
  • Cheryl Brown, Commissioner on Aging at State of California, State of California
  • Scott Leitz, Senior Fellow Health Care, NORC at the University of Chicago
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. PANEL TWO:
Making Your Healthcare Vote Count in 2018
  • Anna Gorman, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News (moderator)
  • Tim Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, West Health; President, West Health Policy Center
  • Tricia Neuman, Senior Vice President; Director, Program on Medicare Policy; Director, Project on Medicare’s Future, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Judith Gorsuch, JD, Vice President and Counsel, Hart Health Strategies
3:15 p.m.         CLOSING REMARKS
  • Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health


For more information on the program, please refer to this link.

West Health is proud to support this year’s American Society on Aging’s annual conference, Aging in America. Our mission is to enable successful aging for our nation’s seniors and we believe this conference provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn, network, highlight and advance aging issues critical to improving the dignity, independence and quality of life for older adults. We hope you can join us via live webcast!