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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Michael Leavitt, who served as Health and Human Services secretary during the George W. Bush administration, talked about the Obama administration’s response to Ebola in the United…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Michael Leavitt compared the implementation of the Affordable Care Act with that of Medicare Part D, which he oversaw during his tenure as secretary of the Health and Human Services…

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    Religious Diversity

    The Reverend Samuel Rodriguez talked about ethnic diversity and religious freedom. “Renewing Religious Freedom for 21st-Century Diversity” was a special address at the Ethics and…

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    Republican National Convention Day Four Preview

    C-SPAN’s preview of the final night of the Republican National Convention included interviews with journalists and campaign strategists, and viewer phone calls and electronic…

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    Veteran Suicide Prevention, Part 1

    Military leaders talked about some of the improvements that have been made to the detection and treatment of mental health problems in veterans.

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    Religious Freedom and Public Policy

    Participants spoke about government restraints on religious liberty, focusing on a mandate requiring federally-funded religious institutions to provide insurance covering contraceptive…

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    Republican Chair Election, General Session

    The Republican National Committee held their annual winter meeting. Party members participated in the election of a new party chair.

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    Health Care Debate

    Mike Leavitt talked about health care legislation, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He opposes the legislation and is concerned about the…

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    Health Care Reform

    A panel discussion was held on health care reform. Representative John Dingell spoke on spiraling health care costs to Medicare, Medicaid, and businesses and individuals, and he talked…

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    Safety of Imported Goods

    Mike Leavitt, Stephen Johnson, and Nancy Nord conducted a media briefing to discuss a new paper published today by the members of the interagency Working Group on Import Safety. The…

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    Hospital Emergency Room Capacity, Day 2

    Cabinet officials testified at a hearing about the ability of hospitals and medical facilities to respond to large-scale disasters. Among the issues they addressed were emergency…

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    Medicare and Medicaid

    Mike Leavitt talked current Medicare & Medicaid programs, funding for those programs, availability of electronic medical information, as well as other issues. HR 5613, which would…

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    Improving Patient Care

    Secretary Michael Leavitt announced the launch of the Hospital Quality Alliance web site, Hospital Compare, which allows consumers to access data on patient satisfaction for nearly all…

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    Social Security and Medicare Reports

    Cabinet secretaries and Commissioner Astrue announced that the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees met today to complete their annual financial review of the programs and to…

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    Fiscal Year 2009 HHS Budget Proposal

    Secretary Leavitt testified about the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. The focus was on funding for Medicare, Medicaid, and the State…

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    Medicaid & Medicare Spending

    Secretary Mike Leavitt talked about President Bush’s proposal to rein in the costs of Medicaid and Medicaid, the nation’s largest entitlement programs, by $196 billion over the…

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    Fiscal Year 2009 HHS Budget Proposal

    Secretary Leavitt and other department officials talked with reporters about the administration’s proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for the Department of Health and Human…

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    China-U.S. Agreements

    Secretary Mike Leavitt talked about new agreements between China and the U.S. that called for a greater U.S. role in inspecting Chinese food, feed, medical devices and drugs exported to the…

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    Safety of Exports from China

    Secretary Leavitt talked about the consumer safety talks that he had with Chinese leaders. The talks were a result of several high profile safety defects in Chinese imports. He…

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    Food Safety

    Witnesses testified about food safety. This hearing was held after a report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Advisory Board which found that the FDA is under funded,…

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