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  • Alliance for Health Reform Examines Future of Medicaid
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    Future of Medicaid

    Health experts talked about the future of Medicaid and how the program could be affected by proposed health care policy. The panelists cited several studies on Medicaid, and discussed…

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  • Future of Medicare and Medicaid
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    Future of Medicare and Medicaid

    Nancy-Ann DeParle (D) and Gail Wilensky (R), both former administrators of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, talked about the future of Medicare and Medicaid. “On the Frontlines: How HHS Secretaries and…

    300 views
  • Medicare Reform
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    Medicare Reform

    Panelists talked about ways to end Medicare’s current structure, which pays based on the quantity of services provided rather than the health of the patient. Dana Safran in her remarks said trying to find…

    291 views
  • Medicare Eligibility Age
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    Medicare Eligibility Age

    Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue.…

    421 views
  • Congressional Debate on Health Care Legislation
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    Congressional Debate on Health Care Legislation

    Panelists talked about where the health care reform debate is headed as Congress returns from August break. Among they topics they addressed were ways to control and the causes of health…

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  • Health Care Overhaul
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    Health Care Overhaul

    This was the third in a series of roundtable hearings intended to bring health care policy and industry experts together to inform the development of comprehensive health care reform…

    612 views
  • Future of Medicare
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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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  • Making Healthcare More Affordable
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    Making Healthcare More Affordable

    Moderated by Secretary Thompson, the panelists discussed how health care costs affect our economic growth and how to move toward a more consumer-centered, technology-driven health care…

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  • Federal Appropriations for Medicare
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    Federal Appropriations for Medicare

    Dr. Wilensky discussed the fiscal year 2005 federal budget and the costs of the new Medicare prescription drug program. She responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from…

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  • Americans Without Health Insurance
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    Americans Without Health Insurance

    Ms. Wilenski and Ms. Moon talked about health care insurance, the number of uninsured Americans, and potential solutions to the problem of underinsurance. They also responded to viewer…

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  • Health Care Security
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    Health Care Security

    In one of eight break-out (concurrent) sessions at an economic forum sponsored by the White House, President Bush, Health care professionals, and others talked about health care policy and…

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  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    The panelists discussed the financial health of the Medicare Trust Fund, whose annual report was released yesterday. They analyzed the report, noting the increase in Medicare expenditures, and…

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  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
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    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

    Participants talked about President Clinton’s plan to provide pharmaceutical benefits through Medicare and Social Security. They discussed the need for the program, its potential benefits,…

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  • Administration Health Care Proposals
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    Administration Health Care Proposals

    The committee examined health care reform proposals offered by the Bush administration.

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  • Federal Health Care Insurance
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    Federal Health Care Insurance

    The guests discussed the role of the U.S. government in paying for health care.

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  • Medicare Regulations on Physician Payment
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    Medicare Regulations on Physician Payment

    The subcommittee heard testimony on new Medicare regulations being proposed by the Health Care Financing Administration. In 1989, Congress passed a law changing the method of physician reimbursement…

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  • Closing the Gaps in Health Care
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    Closing the Gaps in Health Care

    The panelists talked about the accessibility and affordability of health care for all Americans. The public’s values and perceptions about the state of health care were discussed. Medicare,…

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