Medicare and the Economy

Committee members heard testimony from administration officials and others concerning the president’s latest Medicare changes as part… read more

Committee members heard testimony from administration officials and others concerning the president’s latest Medicare changes as part of his balanced budget proposal. Much of the testimony focused on President Clinton’s proposal to move billions of dollars in payments for home health care services away from Part A, the hospital trust fund, but still separate from Part B, of which 75 percent is now paid for by general revenues. Several Republican senators called this a deception. Other issues discussed included the possibility of means testing, or making wealthier people pay more in premiums and the role of health maintenance organizations. close

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78238-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 23, 1997
Last Aired:
Jan 27, 1997

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  • Jan 23, 1997 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 23, 1997 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 24, 1997 | 3:35am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 25, 1997 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 27, 1997 | 2:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
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