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    Medicare Reform

    Panelists talked about ways to end Medicare’s current structure, which pays based on the quantity of services provided rather than the health of the patient. Dana Safran in her…

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    Medicare Eligibility Age

    Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation…

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    Medicare Cost Reductions

    Former Medicare administrators and other health care scholars talked about Medicare costs and various proposals to reduce the high cost of health care. The new health care reform law…

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    2010 Medicare Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about the just-released government report on the fiscal condition of Social Security and Medicare, which cited an improved outlook for Medicare and a slightly less positive…

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    New Health Care Law Implementation

    Health care administrators talked about implementing the new health care law. Among the topics they addressed were administrative procedures, the law’s impact on Medicare and…

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    Health Care Law and Payment System

    Panelists talked about payment innovations in health care, including some of the demonstration projects in the recently passed health care bill. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Congressional Debate on Health Care Legislation

    Panelists talked about where the health care reform debate is headed as Congress returns from August break. Among they topics they addressed were ways to control and the causes of…

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    Government Role in Health Care

    Health Affairs Magazine held a conference to address key issues in health care reform and to discuss facts and fictions about health care legislation.  Health Affairs editor-in-chief…

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    Health Care Overhaul

    This was the third in a series of roundtable hearings intended to bring health care policy and industry experts together to inform the development of comprehensive health care reform…

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    Future of Medicare

    Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions…

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    Future of Military Health Care

    The Department of Defense released its final report on Thursday on the future of military health care for wounded soldiers and their families returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Gail…

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    Military Health Care Task Force Findings

    General Corley and Dr. Wilensky reported the findings of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care. Key recommendations included the need to…

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    Care of Wounded Warriors

    The commission held its final public meeting to discuss and vote on recommendations to the president concerning care for America’s returning injured and wounded servicemen and…

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    Services for Wounded Soldiers

    At a public meeting of the commission, witnesses provided an overview of legislation in Congress regarding health care for returning military personnel. Members heard reports from…

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    Federal Disability Determination Process

    A public meeting of the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors focused on navigating the disability determination process. Personal…

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    The Outlook for Medicare

    The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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    Making Healthcare More Affordable

    Moderated by Secretary Thompson, the panelists discussed how health care costs affect our economic growth and how to move toward a more consumer-centered, technology-driven health care…

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    Federal Appropriations for Medicare

    Dr. Wilensky discussed the fiscal year 2005 federal budget and the costs of the new Medicare prescription drug program. She responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic…

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    Future of Medicare

    Participants talked about recently enacted Medicare reform legislation. Among the topics they addressed were prescription drug benefits, various plan choices, and premium…

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    Americans Without Health Insurance

    Ms. Wilenski and Ms. Moon talked about health care insurance, the number of uninsured Americans, and potential solutions to the problem of underinsurance. They also responded…

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