7:45am Bill Adair, PolitiFact Editor
Topic: Guest will talk about the accuracies – and inaccuracies – in the presidential campaign attacks and pledges. He’ll touch on heated races around the country including the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall effort. Our guest will also share PolitiFact’s new scorecard on the economy.
8:30am Daniel Rosen, Peterson Institute for Int’l Economics Visiting Fellow and Rhodium Group Partner
Topic: A discussion on Chinese investment in the U.S., what industries they’re investing in & the impact of foreign investment in the U.S. has on our economy.
9:15am James Cosgrove, Government Accountability Office, Health Care Team Director
Topic: Discuss the “Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration” targeted at Medicare Advantage the program that allows Medicare recipients to receive their benefits through private health insurance plans. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid designed the experiment program to give financial bonuses to private care plans that provide “exceptional care & financial incentive”. However, GAO found that the money was being paid largely to “average performing plans”.