July 30 marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs constitute the two largest federal entitlement programs. Spending on both programs has exploded, and today they account for more than one third of all health spending. Medicare is generating trillions of dollars in long-term debt. Medicaid is a major challenge for state budgets. In both programs, doctors must wrestle with bureaucracy and red tape and low reimbursements, and patients are threatened with reduced access to care. Innovative and imaginative reforms can dramatically improve the performance of both programs, secure high quality care, and secure savings for beneficiaries and taxpayers alike. Join us as our panelists offer their insights into the next 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid.
“It is only the tyranny of the status quo,” argued Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, “that leads us to take it for granted that in schooling, government monopoly is the best way for the government to achieve its objective.”
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at The Las Vegas Country Club
On Wednesday, June 24, The Heritage Foundation, The Friedman Foundation, and The Nevada Policy Research Institute co-hosted a panel and luncheon focused on Education. Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation and Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation spoke on the topic of education savings accounts and the importance of choice when it comes to educating students in Nevada.
at Domaine Serene Winery
On Tuesday, June 23, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Reception and Winery Tour featuring Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation. The event was an intimate gathering of guests who were able to sit one-on-one with Senator DeMint as they discussed what Heritage is doing to Reclaim America and restore our nation to its founding principles.
at The Conference Center at 135 S. LaSalle
On Tuesday, July 7, The Heritage Foundation and The Saliba Family Charitable Foundation hosted a Breakfast featuring Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation. Stephen discussed his recent report “1,000 People a Day: Why Red States are Getting Richer and Blue States Poorer,” which documents how pro-growth policies are helping states pull ahead, as well as answered multiple questions on our current economic policies.
at The Hyatt Regency Bellevue
This year’s Resource Bank Meeting took place at The Hyatt Regency Bellevue, from Wednesday, May 6 to Friday, May 8. The Resource Bank Meetings are an opportunity to learn about the latest victories and reforms underway in labor, tax, education and welfare policy, and to develop strategies to move forward on health care, telecom, and environmental policy. Guests at this year’s conference were also able to learn from the best practitioners in fundraising, social media, and marketing. The event featured over 70 well known speakers, such as Steve Forbes, Victor Davis Hanson, Governor Paul LePage and many more. If you weren’t able to make it this year, we hope that you will be able to join us next year as we continue to gather with some of the best minds in the conservative movement.
at Chattanooga Golf & Country Club
On Tuesday, April 28, The Heritage Foundation hosted a luncheon with Heritage president, Jim DeMint at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club. Senator DeMint spoke about how Heritage is leveraging its research, communications, and advocacy to keep Americans informed about the fight for freedom and to keep leaders in Congress honest. Guests also learned about the vital role Heritage and its members are playing in reclaiming America from Washington special interests.
at The Grand Del Mar
This year’s Annual Leadership Conference took place at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, from Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 11. The Annual Leadership Conference is a gathering of select Heritage supporters that have the opportunity to meet with our Trustees, Heritage experts, and special guest speakers. Guests at this year’s conference got to hear from top conservative movement speakers like Carly Fiorina, former Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Ron DeSantis, Governor Sam Brownback, and Glenn Beck. Attendees were also given details regarding Heritage’s new major campaign to “Reclaim America” and how Heritage’s research, communication, and advocacy will give Republications a real shot at success in the coming years.
at Naples Yacht Club
On Thursday, March 19, The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America hosted a luncheon featuring Chief Operating Officer of Heritage Action for America Tim Chapman and Grassroots Director of Heritage Action for America Jessica Anderson in Naples. The event focused on the third component of Heritage’s “1-2-3 punch,” giving guests an in-depth view on how advocacy contributes to changing the culture in Washington DC.
at Hilton at San Diego/Del Mar
On Tuesday, March 3, The Heritage Foundation hosted a luncheon featuring Stephen Moore, Chief Economist, The Heritage Foundation. Stephen spoke on the topic of prosperity and capitalism, and how conservative policies lead to economic growth.
at The Westin South Coast Plaza
On Monday, March 2, The Heritage Foundation hosted a luncheon featuring Stephen Moore, Chief Economist, The Heritage Foundation. Stephen spoke on the topic of prosperity and capitalism, and how conservative policies lead to economic growth.
at Mountain Oyster Club
On Thursday, February 26, Count Ferdinand von Galen hosted a luncheon featuring Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation. The event was held in Tucson, Arizona and boasted over 100 attendees. Mike’s speech was entitled “E Pluribus Unum: Immigrants Seek a Share of the American Dream, Not a Share of the Spoils,” and he spoke on the role that Hispanic Americans play in conservative American politics.