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    Implementation of the Medicare Drug Benefit

    Administration officials and health care providers testified about Medicare drug benefit programs and the recent implementation of new rules to provide a wider range of coverage to…

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    Q&A with Mark McClellan

    Dr. Mark McClellan talked about his career and about Medicare and Medicaid. Topics included his reasons for resigning, and his previous experiences in the FDA and as a member of…

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    Increasing Generic Drug Use

    Administrator McClellan testified about promoting the use of generic drugs in the new Medicare drug benefit and about the savings incurred. He said that generics are as safe and…

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    Medicare, Medicaid, Treasury Nominations

    The committee considered four nominations: Mark McClellan to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Korb to be Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Mark…

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    Improving the Community

    During the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held its 29th Annual Legislative Conference, titled “Seeing Beyond: Investing in State Leadership, Improving Communities.”…

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    The States and Medicaid Reforms

    Governor Barbour, chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee of NGA, opened the session, followed by remarks by Governor Corzine, vice chair of the committee. Administrator…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Programs

    Health officials spoke to reporters about a community-based education program being launched by National Council on Aging and the Access to Benefits Coalition to help beneficiaries and…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    President Bush talks to students and members of the public about the Medicare prescription drug benefit at a town hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College. He was joined by…

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    Future of Healthcare

    Panelists discussed the future of health care and its impact on political decisions. They spoke about structural changes in health care delivery and insurances that can limit costs…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Programs

    Witnesses testified before the committee on Medicare prescription drug programs and the cost of prescription medications. They responded to questions from committee members.

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    Federal Health Policy

    Dr. McClellan, the new administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, talked about health policy and new medical advances. Topics included Medicare legislation,…

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    Medicare Drug Plan

    Mark McClellan was interviewed about the Medicare drug benefits plan. Among the topics he addressed were savings from the plan, perceived problems by the public, and a surge in…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    In an oversight hearing, the subcommittee heard testimony on the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit program projected costs of the program, and the state of health…

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    Fiscal Year 2007 Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Leavitt and other health officials spoke to reporters about the proposed fiscal year 2007 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. Medicare and the U.S.…

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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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    Medicare and Medicaid

    Dr. McClellan talked about the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the original legislation. Topics included Medicare drug…

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    Federal Medicaid Programs

    Mr. McClellan talked about the administration and operation of Medicaid programs and the Bush administration’s health policy. He responded to viewer comments and questions.

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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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    Medicare Drug Discount Cards

    Witnesses testified regarding the implementation of the new Medicare prescription drug discount cards programs.

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    Influenza Vaccinations

    Medical officials spoke to reporters about flu shot priorities. They discussed how those in high-risk groups, along with Hurricane Katrina evacuees, would receive top…

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