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  • Congressional Leaders Stakeout
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    Congressional Leaders Stakeout

    Following a meeting with President Bush, Congressional leaders spoke to reporters about Medicare reform legislation that would provide prescription drug coverage. Following their remarks…

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  • Medicare Reform Legislation
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    Medicare Reform Legislation

    Representative Thomas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a coalition of congressmen to announce an agreement on a new Medicare prescription drug benefit. While…

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  • Medicare Prescription Drug Legislation Conference
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    Medicare Prescription Drug Legislation Conference

    House and Senate negotiators debated Medicare prescription drug legislation. Two very different bills were passed by the House and the Senate and the committee worked toward reconciling…

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  • Tax Legislation
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    Tax Legislation

    House and Senate leaders met in a conference to resolve differences in tax cut legislation. Several Democratic members raised questions about the process by which agreement had been reached…

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  • Energy Policy Business Meeting
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    Energy Policy Business Meeting

    House and Senate members met to work out differences between House and Senate versions of energy legislation.

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  • Prescription Drugs
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    Prescription Drugs

    Following a meeting with President Bush, participants spoke to reporters outside the White House about the meeting and plans to improve Medicare. Among the topics they addressed were plans…

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  • Social Security and Medicare Funding
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    Social Security and Medicare Funding

    The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee met in a joint meeting and heard testimony from Secretary O’Neill about the solvency of the Medicare and Social Security…

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  • Reaction to the Presidents Medicare Proposal
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    Reaction to the President's Medicare Proposal

    Following the president’s Medicare plan announcement, Congressmen and health care officials talked with reporters about the plan.

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  • Final Meeting on Medicare Reform
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    Final Meeting on Medicare Reform

    Participants discussed various aspects of needed reform in the Medicare system. They focused on a proposal by Sen. Breaux that called for private competition within the system while…

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  • Medicare Reform
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    Medicare Reform

    Participants discussed a plan proposed by Senator Breaux to remodel Medicare in the image of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The program would offer a fixed amount of money…

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  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    Senator Breaux an Representative Thomas talked about how to improve the Medicare system. Senator Breaux proposed establishing a Medicare Board which would regulate the program and set a core…

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  • Federal Health Policy Issues
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    Federal Health Policy Issues

    Participants discussed current health care issues and the role government has in the policy. They stressed the need to end budget reductions in Medicare and Medicaid which limits the amount…

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  • Medicare Reform
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    Medicare Reform

    Representatives debated a proposal by Senator Breaux which would raise the age of eligibility for Medicare and require that fifteen percent of the budget surplus be spent on Medicare. Other…

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  • Medicare System Restructuring
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    Medicare System Restructuring

    Several panels of health care experts and government officials discussed various means to reform and restructure the Medicare system in both the short and long term. Among the issues…

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  • Three Medicare Task Forces Hearing
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    Three Medicare Task Forces' Hearing

    The commission heard testimony from its Remodeling Task Force, Reform Task Force, and Restructuring Task Force on a variety of issues. The first panel discussed Graduate Medical Education,…

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  • The Future of Medicare Day 1
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    The Future of Medicare Day 1

    In a meeting on Capitol Hill, members discussed the challenges facing Medicare, and heard witness testimony on how best to improve the system. They testified that challenges are not…

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  • The Future of Medicare Day 2
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    The Future of Medicare Day 2

    In a meeting on Capitol Hill, members discussed challenges facing Medicare and heard witness testimony on how best to improve the system.

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  • Medicare Demographic Challenges Day 2
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    Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 2

    In the second set of hearings by the bipartisan commission, health economists said that Medicare is not as good as most private health insurance because it does not cover some items such as prescription drugs. A panel…

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  • Medicare Demographic Challenges Day 1
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    Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 1

    The National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare met to hear testimony on the demographic changes in the U.S. population which will impact the Medicare program. This was the…

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  • Medicare Commission Organizational Meeting
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    Medicare Commission Organizational Meeting

    Commission members discussed the commission agenda and timetable and made opening statements about what the commission hopes to accomplish. They outlined what types of changes they would examine,…

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