AARP Legislative Priorities

Officials from the AARP provided an overview of the group’s legislative agenda for 2006. They said Congress should revise the 2003… read more

Officials from the AARP provided an overview of the group’s legislative agenda for 2006. They said Congress should revise the 2003 Medicare law to allow the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies and revise income criteria for subsidies offered under the drug benefit. Other issues on their agenda included the adoption of health information technology, promotion of reliance by health care providers on practices justified by medical literature, reducing costly medical errors, greater pricing transparency, and rewarding of quality care through pay-for-performance policies. Following their discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Ms. Matheis and Mr. Certner aided the panelists in responding to specific questions. close

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

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AARP Legislative Priorities

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Program ID:
190932-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 27, 2006
Last Aired:
Jan 30, 2006

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  • Jan 27, 2006 | 9:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2006 | 12:42am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 30, 2006 | 10:48am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 2006 | 4:42pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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