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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 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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    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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    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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    State Health Insurance Exchanges

    Panelists, including directors of several state health insurance exchanges from around the country, talked about the health care law and their efforts to increase enrollment. They said…

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    Vice President Biden on the Health Care Law

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the opening session of Families USA’s Health Action 2014 conference. He thanked the health care advocacy group for their involvement in the…

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    Health Care Spending and Costs

    Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar talked about national health care spending. According to a new report released by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2012 health care spending as a…

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    Physician Reimbursement Rates for Federal Health Programs

    Members heard from expert witnesses about legislative efforts to fix the sustainable growth rate (SGR), a formula used to determine Medicare payments to doctors.

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    National Health Care Spending in 2012

    Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the recent slowdown in health spending continued the previous year, but the Affordable Care Act had a minimal…

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    Affordable Care Act Coverage

    The Hill's Elise Viebeck talked about the first days of coverage under the Affordable Care Act and Congressional activity concerning the health care law. Coverage began on January 1,…

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    White House Daily Briefing, Part 1

    Jay Carney briefed reporters about how the Affordable Care Act helps young people have health insurance. He then took their questions on various issues including the report delivered…

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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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    Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage plans are the private health coverage that older people can get as an…

    1,711 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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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answered reporters' questions at the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the health care law and people having their health insurance…

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