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    Final Meeting on Medicare Reform

    Participants discussed various aspects of needed reform in the Medicare system. They focused on a proposal by Sen. Breaux that called for private competition within the system…

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    Medicare Reform

    Participants discussed a plan proposed by Senator Breaux to remodel Medicare in the image of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The program would offer a fixed amount of…

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    Medicare Reform

    Representatives debated a proposal by Senator Breaux which would raise the age of eligibility for Medicare and require that fifteen percent of the budget surplus be spent on…

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    Medicare System Restructuring

    Several panels of health care experts and government officials discussed various means to reform and restructure the Medicare system in both the short and long term. Among the issues…

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    Three Medicare Task Forces' Hearing

    The commission heard testimony from its Remodeling Task Force, Reform Task Force, and Restructuring Task Force on a variety of issues. The first panel discussed Graduate Medical…

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    The Future of Medicare Day 2

    In a meeting on Capitol Hill, members discussed challenges facing Medicare and heard witness testimony on how best to improve the system.

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    The Future of Medicare Day 1

    In a meeting on Capitol Hill, members discussed the challenges facing Medicare, and heard witness testimony on how best to improve the system. They testified that challenges are not…

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    Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 2

    In the second set of hearings by the bipartisan commission, health economists said that Medicare is not as good as most private health insurance because it does not cover some items such as…

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    Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 1

    The National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare met to hear testimony on the demographic changes in the U.S. population which will impact the Medicare program. This was…

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    Medicare Commission Organizational Meeting

    Commission members discussed the commission agenda and timetable and made opening statements about what the commission hopes to accomplish. They outlined what types of changes they…

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