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    The Future of Medicare

    Former Congressional Budget Office Director Reischauer (1989-95) talked about the new Medicare improvement legislation, focusing on the “donut hole” in the prescription drug…

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    Report on Social Security

    Officials testified about various plans to continue financing Social Security. Among the issues they addressed were proposals to partially privatize the system, the state of the…

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    Nursing Home Quality Initiative

    Secretary Thompson and others spoke to reporters about a new government initiative to provide information to families and the elderly about the quality of care in nursing homes. The…

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    Medicare Issues

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    Senior Issues

    Mr. Canja talked about the estate tax, Medicare, and social security and went over headline news stories. She also responded to audience plane calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Issues of Older Americans

    Senator Breaux, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, talked about a variety of issues affecting older and retired persons, including nursing homes, prescription drug insurance,…

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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 and Medicaid Issues

    House and Senate Democrats heard testimony concerning both Democratic and Republican Medicare and Medicaid proposals. Several witnesses testified as to how these proposals would affect…

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    Senate Democratic Medicare Plan

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    Manufactured Housing Safety Standards

    The subcommittee heard testimony from housing industry officials and federal and state administrators on federal standards for prefabricated housing. Manufactured housing was used to…

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