Marilyn Moon

Health & Healthcare, Healthcare Management, Politics / Government

Travels from District of Columbia, USA

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Marilyn Moon Profile

  • Moon is one of the nation's foremost experts on social insurance programs and how hypothetical reforms to them would affect the economy and society.

  • Moon is the director of the American Institutes for Research Center (AIR) on Aging and previously oversaw AIR's Health Program for 10 years.

  • Drawing from decades of research, Moon provides compelling fact-based arguments that clarify much of the confusion and fallacies surrounding the national debate on programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
  • Economist Marilyn Moon is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Medicare, aging, consumer health issues, and healthcare financing. As Institute Fellow and director of the American Institutes for Research Center (AIR) on Aging, she keeps consumers, providers, and policy makers up-to-date on the latest issues and developments in health care.

    From 2003 to 2013, she directed the Health Program at AIR, overseeing senior researchers, unit directors, and over 50 projects valued at a total of $75 million. Throughout her career, Moon has extensively researched and written on various aspects of healthcare policy and social insurance issues, particularly factors affecting the viability and societal benefits of Medicare, Medicaid, and social security.
    In the 1990s she became nationally known for her informative and insightful Washington Post column which focused on healthcare reform.

    Moon has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations, including the Medicare Rights Center and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and was chair of the Maryland Healthcare Commission from 2008 to 2012.

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      Marilyn Moon was Vice President and Director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research. A nationally-known expert on Medicare, she has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

      Dr. Moon continues to write extensively on health policy, both for the elderly and the population in general, and on social insurance issues. Her most recent book, Medicare: A Policy Primer, was published by the Urban Institute Press in 2006. From 1993 to 2000, Moon also wrote a periodic column for the Washington Post on health reform and health coverage issues.

      She has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations including the Medicare Rights Center and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Dr. Moon was chair of the Maryland Health Care Commission from 2008 to 2012. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

      Dr. Moon earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her work focused on the health and economic status of the elderly. Previously, she has been an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and the founding Director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons.

      Marilyn Moon has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

      Topics Include:

      • Health Care Reform & Financing
      • Long Term Care
      • Aging and Health Care
      • Balancing Access and Costs

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