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    Social Security Reform

    Mr. Rother talked about proposed changes to Social Security. In full-page ads this week, the AARP warns that turning Social Security into a program where benefits are based on…

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    Medicare Legislation

    The guests discussed the Medicare conference report then being considered in Congress. AARP supported the bill. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare…

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    Medicare Drug Legislation

    The panelists talked about the status of Medicare prescription drug legislation and what the bill may look like after House and Senate conferees finish negotiating. Topics included…

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    Quality Health Care

    Secretary Thompson and other officials released a report on the quality of health care at nursing homes and retirement communities. The report covered 17,000 Medicare and Medicaid…

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    Medicare, Medicaid, and Nursing Homes

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    Privatizing Social Security

    Mr. Rother and Mr. Mitchell talked about Social Security and Medicare, as well as the economics of privatization. They also responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and…

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    Medicare Beneficiary Costs

    Participants talked about the rising out-of-pocket expenses paid by Medicare recipients. Among the topics addressed were prescription drug costs, premium costs, and the state of the…

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    Retirees and Civic Participation

    Forum participants discussed a report detailing how workers view retirement, how they plan to continue to contribute to society, and the role that volunteer and civic organizations play a…

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    AARP Legislative Issues

    As the AARP’s top lobbyist, Mr. Rother discussed major legislative issues, Medicare, managed care, prescription drug legislation, and Social Security. He responded to…

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    Formulating the Federal Budget

    The participants discussed formulating the federal budget, tax and Social Security policy and other topics. They took questions from the audience. Former Reps. Penny and…

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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Entitlement and Tax Reform

    Following prepared remarks about the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform’s recommendations on social security, the participants answered questions from the press.

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    Health Care Reform

    Mr. Rother, of AARP, spoke about the organization’s endorsement of the Mitchell health care plan. Mr. Boulter, of the United Seniors Association, spoke about his…

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    Health Care Reform Position

    President Lehrman held this news conference today to announce its position on health care plans now before congress. He stated that the AARP will encourage its members to support the…

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    Civil Rights Aspects of Health Care Reform

    The commission heard witnesses testify on the civil rights aspects of health care reform. Rather than analyze the specifics for an efficient system, they addressed concerns of minority…

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    Federal Entitlements and Retirement Programs

    Following brief remarks on retirement programs, primarily Social Security, the panelists took questions from the audience.

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Private citizens spoke with reporters concerning their history with the health insurance industry. Following opening statements, they took questions concerning the president’s…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Ms. Swank and Ms. Burgess called a news conference to discuss a poll taken on behalf of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) concerning the president’s health…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Representatives of member organizations met to support the health care proposals announced by President Clinton last night. Topics included the impact the Clinton plan will have on…

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