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    Health Care Costs

    Panelists talked about health spending and the potential for costs to increase as the population ages. Panelists argued that stabilizing health spending and targeting it in ways that…

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    Health Insurance Exchanges

    Panelists talked about two state health exchanges and discussed the results of a study of state-based insurance exchanges.
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) sets October…

    984 views
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    Medicare Policy

    Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the…

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    Telehealth and Telemedicine

    Telemedicine officials from the government and from medical facilities from around the country talked about ways to save money and time, and to make health care more accessible through…

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    Mental Health Care Coverage

    Mental health experts and advocates talked about the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or the health care law, on mental health care coverage, behavioral health care organizations,…

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    Electronic Health Records

    Physicians, government officials, and academics talked about the considerations related to moving from paper to electronic medical records. They discussed smart phones and other…

    758 views
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    Price Caps and Health Costs

    The Alliance for Health Reform held a panel discussion with health insurance professionals about health care costs. Specifically, panelists asseessed health care price caps and the use…

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    Alliance for Health Reform on Health Insurance Marketplaces

    Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform led a panel discussion on the overall user experience with health insurance exchanges, including a look at a recent consumer survey conducted by…

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    State Health Insurance Exchanges

    Insurance industry and government representatives talked about options for the creation of state-run health care exchanges that were required by January 1, 2014, under the Affordable Care…

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    Health Care Cost Increases

    Panelists talked about the causes of rising health care costs. Topics included the cost of high-tech medical procedures, chronic disease, life style choices and high-cost…

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    Oral Health Care Access

    Panelists talked about the need for increased public access to oral health care, and the relationship between dental problems and overall physical health. Some of the topics they…

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    Medicare Patients to Hospitals

    Health care executives talked about admission policies for Medicare patients in hospitals. The panelists focused on what happens when patients are give “observation status”…

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    Health Care Spending

    Panelists talked about both long-term overall health care spending and spending on programs such as medicare. They also proposed solutions for slowing down spending on both.

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    Health Insurance Exchanges

    Experts talked about health insurance exchanges. The exchanges, which are part of current health care legislation, create clearinghouses through which individuals could buy their…

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    Medicare Eligibility Age

    Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation…

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    Medicare Cost Reduction

    Panelists detailed new proposals to lower federal Medicare spending through cost sharing. Plans included streamlining deductibles, combining Medicare’s Part A on hospital…

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    Future of Health Care Reform

    Norm Ornstein and other health care experts discussed the role of the new health care law in the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. Ed Howard moderated. Topics included the…

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    New Health Care Law Implementation

    Health care administrators talked about implementing the new health care law. Among the topics they addressed were administrative procedures, the law’s impact on Medicare and…

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    Worker Wellness Programs

    Health care policy experts debated the impact of a new government regulation, beginning in 2014, that allow employers to offer workers who participate in wellness programs up to 30 percent…

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    Disasters and Public Health Preparedness

    Panelists talked about the nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies and explained how their agencies were coping with budget reductions and current emergency…

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