Max J. Skidmore
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Skidmore teaches courses in the politics of Social Security and health care at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of books, articles, and chapters on social insurance. Skidmore is also a member of the Commission on Aging of Mid-America Regional Council (the local AAA); speaks widely on Social Security, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act; participated in the recent National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s White House Summit for Community Leaders; and will also be a participant in the forthcoming AARP national forum on Social Security. He is also the founding editor and current editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal: Poverty and Public Policy: a Global Journal of Social Security, Income, Aid, and Welfare.
Talks and Briefings
Skidmore makes frequent appearances before local groups (such as the AARP and League of Women Voters); included among these are regular appearances, about every other month, on CCTV to a large retirement community near Kansas City, Foxwood Springs. He speaks on varied topics, most relating to Social Security and health care.