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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    A panel of policy experts talked about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. They discussed efforts to change the health system, employer reaction to the law, and efforts at the state level to reign…

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    Solutions for Rising Health Care Costs

    Panelists talked about the causes of rising health care costs. Topics included the cost of high-tech medical procedures, chronic disease, life style choices and high-cost patients. They…

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    2011 Medicare Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about the just-released the 2011 Medicare Trustees Report. Among the topics they addressed were the findings of the report, its implications for senior citizens and…

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    Medicare Spending and Policy

    Health care, Medicare, and policy experts talked about curbing Medicare spending and the potential roadblocks to reforming the program.

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    Future of Medicare

    Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions the trustees…

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    Future of Medicaid

    A day-long meeting of the Advisory Commission on Medicaid examined the future of the program. Mr. Smith and Mr. Holtz-Eakin discussed with the Commission potential fiscal and administrative…

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    Future of Medicaid

    A day-long meeting of the Advisory Commission on Medicaid examined the future of the program. Mr. Smith and Mr. Holtz-Eakin discussed with the Commission potential fiscal and administrative…

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    Future of Medicaid

    As part of a day-long meeting of the Health and Human Services Department’s Medicaid Advisory Commission, the session was opened for comments from members of the public, followed by…

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    Health Savings Accounts

    The panel discussed health savings accounts, their genesis and implementation, and new guidelines governing their application. After prepared remarks, the panelists responded to questions…

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    Health Care Reform

    Mr. Walker presented an economic analysis of various assumptions about the future of the health care system. He proposed that effective reforms needed to provide incentives, transparency…

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    Vaccine Development

    The Vaccine Evaluation Committee of the Institute of Medicine released a list of recommendations regarding the development, financing, distribution, and use of vaccines. At this panel,…

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    Medicaid Funding

    Health policy analysts spoke about the administration of Medicaid. Among the issues they addressed were federal and state costs, expenditures by state and region, and future challenges in…

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    Medicaid Funding

    There is no audio for several minutes during the program. Secretary Nelson Sabatini talked about federal Medicaid policy and its effect on the state of Maryland in the area of financial…

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    Future of Medicare

    Secretary Tommy Thompson talked about a recent report on the financial health and future of the Medicare system. He said that while the report predicted that the Medicare Trust Fund would…

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    Health Care Reform Proposals

    Participants released a policy statement which contained several recommendations for health care reform. The statement outlined several principles including the creation of programs which…

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    Three Medicare Task Forces' Hearing

    The NATIONAL BIPARTISAN COMMISSION ON MEDICARE heard testimony from its Remodeling Task Force, Reform Task Force, and Restructuring Task Force on a variety of issues. The first panel…

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    Health Care Reform Issues

    A panel of medical and health care professionals as well as health policy experts discussed the problems of the United States health care system. They took questions and comments from the…

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    Access to Prenatal Care

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the topic of “Infants at Risk: Is the Federal Government Assuring Prenatal Care for Poor Pregnant Women?”

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