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    Long-Term Health Care

    Government officials and seniors health care representatives talked about the need for a bipartisan solution to improve the financing and delivery of long-term health care. Long-term…

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    Wisconsin Senate Debate

    Wisconsin Senate candidates Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and Tommy Thompson (R) met in their second debate. Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, the…

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    Wisconsin Senate Debate

    Wisconsin Senate candidate Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and former Governor Tommy Thompson (R) debated various issues.

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    Educational Performance

    Walter Isaacson moderated a discussion on educational performance. Participants spoke about educational testing standards, performance by minority and disadvantaged students, the…

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    National Governors Association's Centennial Meeting

    Former Governor Tommy Thompson (R-WI) talked about the National Governors Association’s Centennial meeting being held over the weekend in Philadelphia. Topics included his time…

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    Health Care Reform

    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, a four-term governor of Wisconsin, talked about health care from the constitutional perspective of choice or mandates. Former…

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    Selecting the Vice Presidential Nominees

    Panelists talked about the qualities to be looked for in the next vice president and the political factors that might influence the selection of a running mate in 2008. Vice presidential…

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    Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Reaction

    Republican presidential candidates and others reacted after the candidates held their first debate for the 2008 Republican nomination at the Ronald Reagan Library.

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    The 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association focused on the state of health care and education in the United States. In the opening plenary session, former Secretary…

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    Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux moderated a discussion on health care reform with former HHS Secretaries Donna Shalala and Tommy Thompson. Secretaries Shalala and Thompson talked about pressing…

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    New Dietary Guidlines

    Secretary Thompson and Secretary Veneman spoke about new dietary guidelines to improve the nation’s public health. Among the topics they addressed were prevention of obesity and…

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    Nursing Home Care Quality

    Health officials spoke to reporters about the status of programs to improve the quality of health care in facilities for the aged. Among the topics they addressed were the physical…

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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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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Secretary Thompson talked to reporters about recently available doses of influenza vaccine and distribution of the new doses. Following his remarks he and Mr. Crawford answered…

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    HHS Secretary Resignation

    Secretary Thompson announced his resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services. He talked about his political career, including being governor of Wisconsin. He said…

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    Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    Officials spoke to reporters about U.S. efforts to stem the global AIDS pandemic, monetary commitments to relief efforts, education and treatment programs, and cooperation between…

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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Officials spoke to reporters about the influenza vaccine supply problems resulting from the discovery of a contaminated batch manufactured in Great Britain. Among the topics they…

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    Report on Bone Health

    Officials talked to reporters about a first-ever report on the nation’s bone health and the impact of osteoporosis and low bone mass on the health care system. They noted that…

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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Health officials spoke about the availability of influenza vaccines. They discussed the recent announcement that a British vaccine manufacturer, Chiron, will be unable to supply…

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    Medicare Drug Discount Program

    Secretary Thompson and Dr. McClellan spoke about the new Medicare prescription drug program. They spoke in support of the plan, and called for it to be implemented…

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