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    Federal Buddget and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    Former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Jack Danforth (R-MO) talked about Congress and the federal budget. Twenty years ago both were members of a bipartisan commission examining Social…

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    U.S. Census Bureau Report

    Charles Nelson and Noam Levey talked about the Census Bureau’s annual report on health insurance, poverty, and income for 2013 and the trends and policy implications surrounding this…

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    Medicare Funding for Hospice Services

    Peter Whoriskey talked about the money provided by Medicare to hospice services, which provides end-of-life care. He also discussed the growth of these services and the quality of care…

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    Health Care Spending Projections

    Economists and public health experts talked about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' spending projections for 2014 and 2015. They estimated spending would increase from…

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    Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965

    Tom Scully talked about the Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965. He discussed President Lyndon Johnson’s vision of the bill and the present state of the program. br/ This program was…

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    Medicare Oversight

    Nancy Griswold from the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA) testified about the Medicare appeals process and the backlog of appeal claims. She discussed the steps her office…

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    Social Security and Medicare Fiscal Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of…

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    Health Insurance Provider Networks

    Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to care under health plans sold through insurance marketplaces. They discussed whether…

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    Medicaid Enrollments and the Affordable Care Act

    Rebecca Adams the results of a CQ Roll Call survey that found at least 2.9 million Americans who applied for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were still waiting for their applications…

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    Medicare Hospital Coverage

    Witnesses testified on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules regarding in-patient and out-patient payments along with the Medicare audit program. The first panel included…

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    Medicare Fraud and Abuse

    Witnesses testified on Medicare management.

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    Medicare Spending in 2012

    Reed Abelson talked by remote video from New York City about Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data showing that a majority of the $77 billion Medicare payouts in 2012 went to…

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    Senate Debate on Medicare Payment Bill

    The Senate debated the annual “doc fix” bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014.

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    Billy House on Medicare

    National Journal correspondent Billy House spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the Medicare “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill was an annual measure to delay for…

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    House Vote on Medicare Payment Bill

    The House passed the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. The measure passed using a voice vote under…

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    House Debate on Medicare Payment Bill

    The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014.

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding the House bill on a year-long “doc fix” extension for Medicare reimbursements…

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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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    Medicare Fraud Protection

    Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on ways to better manage the Medicare system and prevent instances of…

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    Medicare Advantage Program and the Affordable Care Act

    Sam Baker talked about the Medicare Advantage Program and the impact of cuts made to it as part of the Affordable Care Act. He said the reasons for the cuts were savings because many…

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