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    International Health Care Models

    Health care professionals and analysts testified about the single-payer health care systems in Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, and France. The hearing focused on lessons the U.S. could learn…

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    Health Care Reform Legislation Markup, Day 1, Part 2

    Committee members resumed debate on various revisions and amendments to health care reform legislation. Among the issues addressed were the estimated $1 trillion cost of the proposal,…

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    Mine Safety

    Witnesses testified about potential improvements to federal mine-safety laws. They talked about a number of issues including current federal regulations, mine safety inspections, and…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation Problems

    Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified at a hearing on the online health insurance marketplace. In her testimony she said…

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    Health Care Reform Legislation Markup, Day 10, Part 3

    Committee members debated various revisions and amendments to health care reform legislation.

    4,287 views
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    For-Profit College Financial Aid, College Panel

    College admissions and accrediting officials testified at a hearing on methods used by for-profit colleges to recruit students and coach them to apply for financial aid. They spoke…

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    Education Bill

    Members met to resolve differences and finalize an education bill to be sent to the president. The legislation would authorize $26.5 billion for public primary and secondary education,…

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    Health Care Reform Legislation Markup, Day 11

    Committee members debated various revisions and amendments to health care reform legislation. Among the amendments debated was a provision to restrict funding for abortions.

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    Recession and Older Americans

    Witnesses testified about the impact of recession on older Americans, including the impact of Social Security payments, rising health care costs, and difficulties finding a job.

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    Child Abuse Issues

    Witnesses testified at a Senate hearing on existing child abuse laws and ways to improve reporting requirements. Witnesses talked about personal stories of abuse, the emotional damage…

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    Access to Primary Heath Care

    Physicians, nurses, and other health care industry officials testified on ways to increase Americans' access to primary care doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges…

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    For-Profit College Financial Aid, Government Panel

    Gregory Kutz testified at a hearing on methods used by for-profit colleges to recruit students and coach them to apply for financial aid. He spoke about the results of an undercover…

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    No Child Left Behind Waivers

    Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education…

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    Retirement Security Issues

    Witnesses testified about the status of the Social Security program and other forms of retirement savings. They focused on reports that found that 27 percent of workers had less than…

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    Costs of HIV/AIDS Medicines

    Witnesses testified on the cost of HIV/AIDS medications and monopolies created in the HIV/AIDS drugs market. The focus was particularly on Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) bill…

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    No Child Left Behind Reauthorization

    Public school teachers testified on the possible re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The majority of witnesses agreed that there had been positive outcomes from higher…

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    Retirement Savings

    Retirement specialists testified on the state of workers' retirement funds. According to a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee study, the difference between what…

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    Public Health and Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Physicians and other health professionals testified on the effects of the BP oil spill and its cleanup efforts on public health and various methods to minimize the negative…

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    Payroll Fraud

    Witnesses testified on the employer practice of classifying employees as contract workers to avoid paying insurance, taxes, and overtime. They focused on the impact on worker…

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    Higher Education

    College and university presidents and a vice president of a career advancement organization testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. They focused on…

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