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  • Panelists Discuss Future of Social Security Solvency
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    Social Security Solvency

    Stephen C. Goss, the Social Security Administration’s chief actuary, was one of the speakers at a discussion on the future of Social Security’s fiscal solvency and the future of the…

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  • Discussion on Military Health Care
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    Military Health Care System

    Dr. Jonathan Woodson spoke about the complexities of and efforts to reform the U.S. military health care system. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the same issue.

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  • Washington Journal Henry Aaron and Casey Mulligan on Affordable Care Act
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    Economic Impact of the Affordable Care Act

    Henry Aaron and Casey Mulligan talked about the impact the Affordable Care Act had on the U.S. economy as a whole, as well as the ongoing debate over its affordability.

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  • Health Scholars Debate Reform Beyond the Affordable Care Act
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    Health Care Costs and Universal Coverage

    Authors of a paper on health care reform presented their alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. The paper, written for the American Enterprise Institute focused on universal coverage and…

    394 views
  • Health Care Law Implementation
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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Panelists talked about challenges related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law, which was to be fully enacted in 2014. Topics included states' roles, the…

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  • Medicare Cost Control
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    Medicare Cost Control

    Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium support” plan, Medicare would no…

    600 views
  • Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
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    Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

    Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

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  • US Health Care
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    U.S. Health Care

    In an open session Secretary Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, talked about the federal-state partnership and the problems with Medicaid costs. Mr. Aaron and Mr. Butler also talked about…

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  • Social Security Privatization
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    Social Security Privatization

    Participants talked about proposed plans to reform the Social Security system, including proposals to partially privatize the system for younger workers. Among the issues they addressed were…

    56 views
  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Mr. Aaron talked about proposals to change the Social Security system and how such changes affect the national economy. He opposed private accounts and did not think the Social Security…

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  • Future of Domestic Policy
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    Future of Domestic Policy

    Participants talked about President Bush’s fiscal policies as he enters his second term. Among the issues they addressed were tax policy, Social Security, health care initiatives, and the…

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  • Cost of Health Care
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    Cost of Health Care

    Panelists discussed the cost of health care and projections for future health care costs. They spoke about the political impact of these costs, and responded to audience questions.

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  • Balancing the Federal Budget
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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and suggests ways to…

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  • Economic Report of the President
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    Economic Report of the President

    Witnesses testified about the state of the economy, tax cut proposals, job creation, deficit spending, and productivity.

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  • State of US Economy
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    State of U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on…

    134 views
  • Social Security Reforms
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    Social Security Reforms

    Participants talked about three separate reports on proposed Social Security reforms and the drawbacks to privatization of individual accounts. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • Social Security Commission Report Reaction
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    Social Security Commission Report Reaction

    Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a Social Security Commission report which recommended partial privatization of the program. They said the report was both misleading and misguided,…

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  • Access to Education
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    Access to Education

    Mr. Orbach talked about how communities can merge excellence and access to higher education for all students. He focused on his work at the University of California, Riverside to involve parents…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    The panelists discussed private market options for Social Security. The focused on what kinds of investments should be made and who does the investing. The also addressed investing Social…

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  • Resolved Social Security
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    Resolved: Social Security

    Mr. Glassman and Mr. Aaron debated about the privatization of Social Security and if it would benefit the American people. They focused on the increased costs of mutual funds and pensions to last…

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