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    States and Health Care Costs, Panel Discussion

    Policy experts talked about the findings of the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission report that states need to take a leadership role in controlling health care costs. The…

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    States and Health Care Costs, News Conference

    Co-chairs of the University of Virginia Miller Center’s bipartisan State Health Care Cost Containment Commission released a report, Cracking the Code on Health Care Costs. They…

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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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    Presidential Transitions

    Members of presidential transition teams talked about their experiences and how the process could affect future presidential races.  Former Governor Leavitt spoke several times about…

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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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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors…

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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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