Impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Act

7:00-7:40 Telephone lines were open for audience comments. Video from the Democratic candidates debate the previous evening was… read more

7:00-7:40 Telephone lines were open for audience comments. Video from the Democratic candidates debate the previous evening was shown. 

7:40-7:45 Mr. Henry talked about the possibility that certain provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 would be reexamined by Congress. He also discussed President Bush’s immigration proposals, and the status of former Rep. Jim Traficant.

7:45-8:30 Ms. Neuman talked about Medicare prescription drug benefits, including the drug discount card that would precede the 2006 start of Medicare drug benefits. She responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

8:30-8:35 Mr. Henry talked about the actions of Democratic presidential candidates, 2004 and 2005 congressional committee assignments, and the 2004 congressional agenda.

8:35-9:00 Telephone lines were open for audience comments.

9:00-9:30 Mr. Morrisey talked about how the new Medicare law will allow private health care plans to compete with traditional Medicare for clients. He discussed the reasons for allowing competition, and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

9:30-10:00 Mr. Goodman talked about health savings accounts. He discussed the rules governing the accounts, and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

This was the first part of a three-day series on the impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jan 12, 2004

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  • Jan 12, 2004 | 6:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 2004 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 2004 | 3:07pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2004 | 7:46pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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