Patricia Neuman is a vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is Director of the Foundation’s Medicare Policy Project.
Dr. Neuman is widely regarded as an expert on Medicare policy issues. She provides strategic direction for all work conducted by the foundation related to Medicare and health coverage for elderly and disabled Americans. She has published numerous articles on topics related to health coverage and financing for the Medicare population, and has been invited several times to present expert testimony before Congressional committees. She speaks on behalf of the foundation to a broad range of audiences, works with the media, and provides independent expertise on Medicare issues, with appearances on The Today Show, World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, The NewsHour, National Public Radio and other major media outlets.
Before joining the Foundation in 1995, Dr. Neuman served for six years on the professional staff of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for three years 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 Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.