by Jasmine Phiri
August 3, 2018
Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Program on Medicare Policy and Senior Advisor to the President, Kaiser Family Foundation
Patricia Neuman is a senior vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), Executive Director of KFF’s Medicare Policy Project, and senior advisor to the President. Dr. Neuman focuses on a broad range of policy issues pertaining to Medicare and the population it serves, and has more recently focused on health reform proposals, including Medicare-for-all and public options, prescription drug costs, and the effects of COVID-19 on older adults. Dr. Neuman is widely regarded as a Medicare policy expert, with broad knowledge of issues associated with coverage, financing and care of older Americans and people with disabilities, and proposals to sustain Medicare for the future.
Dr. Neuman enjoys giving guest lectures at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and public Health. She has been invited to present expert testimony before Congressional committees and other key audiences on numerous occasions, and has published numerous extensively on topics related to health coverage and financing for the Medicare population. Dr. Neuman has appeared as an independent expert or been quoted in various media outlets, such as NPR, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, Today Show, NewsHour, New York Times, Washington Post, Vox, Politico and Huffington Post.
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 received a Doctorate of Science degree in health policy and management and a Masters of Science degree in health finance and management from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.