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  • White House Health Care Summit Closing
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    White House Health Care Summit Closing

    President Obama made closing remarks at the White House Forum on Health Reform. Following brief remarks he responded to questions from both lawmakers and other participants.

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  • Governor Sebelius on Health Care Issues
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    Governor Sebelius on Health Care Issues

    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius testified about heath care issues in the U.S. She also appeared as President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services…

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  • Fighting Global Tuberculosis AIDS and Malaria
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    Fighting Global Tuberculosis, AIDS, and Malaria

    The hearing was about the reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Panelists representing governmental and non-governmental organizations talked about the scope of…

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  • Surgeon General Confirmation
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    Surgeon General Confirmation

    Senators debated the nomination of Dr. David Satcher to the office of Surgeon General. The Senate later approved the nomination 63-35. This portion of debate was from the final hour of…

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  • Medical Issues
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    Medical Issues

    Health care officials and lawmakers spoke about the state of the health care industry. Among the issues they addressed were the costs of medical care, health care insurance, hospital…

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  • The West Nile Virus
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    The West Nile Virus

    Witnesses testified about a recent outbreak of West Nile virus that killed 94 people in the U.S., the future threat of outbreaks, and efforts to develop vaccines and treatments for the…

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  • Health Care Issues
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    Health Care Issues

    Senator Kennedy spoke about Democratic proposals for health care reforms. Among the issues he addressed were prescription drug coverage for the elderly, reducing health care costs, and…

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  • Future of Health Care
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    Future of Health Care

    Senator Kennedy talked about the future of health care. Among the issues he addressed were health care insurance, caring for the uninsured, Medicare and programs for senior citizens, and…

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  • Patients Bill of Rights
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    Patients' Bill of Rights

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  • Managed Health Care
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    Managed Health Care

    Senators spoke to reporters about a potential compromise between the president and Congressional leaders over managed care legislation. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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  • Managed Health Care Legislation Rally
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    Managed Health Care Legislation Rally

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  • Health Care Legislation
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    Health Care Legislation

    Senators spoke to reporters about their opposition to proposed health care legislation. They said that the patient protection provisions favored health maintenance organizations over…

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  • Patient Bill of Rights Legislation
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    Patient Bill of Rights Legislation

    Following a speech in which President Bush opposed legislation creating a patients' bill of rights, Senators spoke to reporters about the legislation and stressed that the bill had…

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  • Patient Protection Act
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    Patient Protection Act

    Senators and Representatives talked to reporters about the bipartisan Patient Protection Act. They focused on the medical protection that the bill would provide patients and doctors in…

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  • Prescription Drugs Benefits for Seniors
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    Prescription Drugs Benefits for Seniors

    After a news conference with President Clinton, Democratic leaders and others spoke to reporters about proposed health care legislation that would provide prescription drug benefits as part…

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  • Prescription Drug Coverage
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    Prescription Drug Coverage

    Democratic Senators briefed reporters on the budget resolution passed by the House and criticized Republicans for not providing for prescription drug benefits. After their remarks they…

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  • Patients Rights Legislation
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    Patients Rights Legislation

    Senators and others briefed the media on recent effort to create a patient’s bill of rights. This proposed legislation would protect managed care recipients from insurance company…

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  • Patients Bill of Rights Rally
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    Patients Bill of Rights Rally

    President Bill Clinton and others offered support to legislation that would protect the rights of managed care recipients. They encouraged Congress to hold health insurance companies and…

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  • Senate Minority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senators Daschle and Kennedy discussed the health care legislation known as the “Patient’s Bill of Rights.” They claimed that the legislation would protect doctors as well as patients and…

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  • Managed Health Care
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    Managed Health Care

    Democratic Senators talked with reporters following a meeting with the president about patients rights. They claimed that Senate Republicans have refused to enact “meaningful reform,” that…

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