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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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    Health Care Agenda

    Rep. Thomas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, spoke at the National Press Club about health care. He discussed health insurance, the health care market, and the creation of…

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    Medicare Legislation

    The legislators talked about the work that had been done so far on the Medicare bill, and what still had to be done. They focused on how to improve and simplify Medicare regulations while…

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    Medicare Reform

    Participants talked to reporters about their meeting with President Bush regarding Medicare reform and prescription drug costs.

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    Managed Health Care Legislation Rule Part 3

    The committee met to set guidelines and amendments for the August 2 debate on managed health care legislation. Members of various committees testified and offered amendments to the…

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    Medicare Reform

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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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    Prescription Drug Legislation

    Supporters of the Republican prescription drug plan briefed reporters on the benefits of this plan. They emphasized the need for reforming Medicare, and the need for choice amongst seniors.…

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    Medicare Reform and Prescription Drugs

    Democratic Senator Wyden and Republican Congressman Thomas briefed reporters on a new plan that would provide prescription drug benefits to the Medicare program.

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    Confidentiality of Patient Records

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information maintained or transmitted electronically. They focused on the need for…

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    Medicare and Prescription Drugs Part 2

    The panel continued to respond to questions from the committee dealing with the feasibility of the federal government providing cheaper prescription drugs for senior citizens. One such bill…

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    Annual Membership Meeting

    Participants talked about health care policies and the challenges involved in developing a patients' bill of rights.

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    The Forgotten Health-Care Crisis: Uninsured Americans

    Participants discussed ways to provide health insurance for all Americans. They focused on how many low wage earners and small business firms are unable to afford health insurance. They…

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    Medicare Budget

    Witnesses testified regarding the effect on Medicare as a result of the Balanced Budget Act. Government officials talked about the President’s Medicare reform plan and how under the…

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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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    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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    Health Care Issues Part 1

    Senators Ted Kennedy and Phil Gramm and Rep. Thomas spoke at an annual conference of the American Medical Association. Kennedy spoke about the need for tobacco legislation and improving managed…

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    Medicare Commission Organizational Meeting

    The National Medicare Commission met to discuss the commission agenda and timetable and made opening statements about what the commission hopes to accomplish.

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