Patricia Neuman is a senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and is Director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy and its Project on Medicare’s Future. Dr. Neuman is widely regarded as a Medicare policy expert, with broad knowledge of issues associated with coverage, financing and care of elderly and disabled Americans. She has published extensively, and has been invited to give presentations and provide expert testimony before Congressional committees and other key audiences. Dr. Neuman has appeared as an independent expert on NPR, the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, the Today Show, the NewsHour, and other major, national media outlets. Before joining the Foundation in 1995, Dr. Neuman served on the professional staff of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in the U.S. House of Representatives and on the staff of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging working on health and long-term care issues. Dr. Neuman earned a Doctorate of Science in health policy and management and a Masters of Science in health finance and management from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.