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    Congressional Medicare Payments Bill Signing

    House and Senate leaders spoke at a ceremony House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held to sign bipartisan Medicare “doc fix” legislation, H.R. 2, that permanently replaces the…

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    Presidential Medicare Payments Bill Signing

    President Obama spoke to reporters about health care before signing H.R. 2, the “doc fix” legislation that altered the way physicians are reimbursed for their work with Medicare…

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    Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

    Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the Medicare “doc fix” bill, which permanently replaces the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to determine Medicare…

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    Newsmakers with Dr. Robert Wah

    Dr. Robert Wah talked by remote video from Chicago about the Medicare “doc fix” legislation, which would permanently replace the current formula used to determine Medicare…

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    Health Care Costs

    Health care analysts and industry leaders talked about new programs and strategies to lower health care costs. They also discussed whether the Affordable Care Act played a role in the…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the bipartisan legislation the House passed during the week to strengthen Medicare by…

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    Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate

    Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc fix,” for paying doctors who treat Medicare patients.  Panelists included the Center for…

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    Speaker Boehner on Medicare Payments to Doctors

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke about a bipartisan bill that would prevent a cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients. This was a permanent “doc fix,”…

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    President Obama Remarks on Consumer Protection and the Economy

    President Obama talked about consumer protection and the economy during an address at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama. He outlined new steps by the Consumer…

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    Medicare Payments to Doctors

    Nathaniel Weixel talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about the Medicare “doc fix” bill being considered in the House. "Doc Fix" refers a bill to prevent a cut in…

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    Representative Michael Burgess on Medicare Reimbursement Plan

    Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about his work on a bill aimed at providing a permanent solution to the “doc fix.” "Doc fix" refers to the sustainable growth rate,…

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    Senator Sherrod Brown on Health Care

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for families and urged continued funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This was the…

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    Health Care Coverage Expansion

    Panelists discussed efforts to expand Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as efforts to improve health care access for legal immigrants. “The…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders News Conference

    Senator Bernie Sanders held a news conference on proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the President’s budget request. Senator Sanders also addressed income inequality…

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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. This program was part…

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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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