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  • Health Care Policy Part 2
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    Health Care Policy, Part 2

    Two former congressional staffers and other health care policy experts talked about the issues facing America’s health care system as the Trump administration entered office. This…

  • Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act
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    Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about the possible scenarios if the Supreme Court were to strike down the tax subsidies portion of the Affordable Care Act. “What Do the "Halbig” Cases Mean for Health Care Reform?"…

  • Discussion on Recent Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act
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    Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Health law and policy experts talked about recent federal appeals court panels that issued divergent opinions in two cases* regarding the Affordable Care Act. The panelists explained the…

  • Health Care Spending
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    Health Care Spending

    Panelists talked about both long-term overall health care spending and spending on programs such as medicare. They also proposed solutions for slowing down spending on both.

  • 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…

  • Sustainability of the Medicaid Program
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    Sustainability of the Medicaid Program

    Governors called for more flexibility from the federal government on health care at the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee meeting. Members talked about the…

  • New Health Care Law Implementation
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    New Health Care Law Implementation

    Health care administrators talked about implementing the new health care law. Among the topics they addressed were administrative procedures, the law’s impact on Medicare and Medicaid, and…

  • Health Care Reform Strategy
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    Health Care Reform Strategy

    Panelists looked back at President Clinton’s 1993 attempt to overhaul the U.S. care system in comparison to what President Obama is trying in the present. The heads of the Congressional…

  • Government Role in Health Care
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    Government Role in Health Care

    Health Affairs Magazine held a conference to address key issues in health care reform and to discuss facts and fictions about health care legislation. Health Affairs editor-in-chief Susan Dentzer…

  • Health Care Overhaul
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    Health Care Overhaul

    This was the second 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…

  • Future of American Politics
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    Future of American Politics

    The first panel spoke on the changing political culture in the United States and how it will affect the next social contract. Panelists focused on the growing demand for post-partisanship, teamwork,…

  • Health Insurance Coverage
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    Health Insurance Coverage

    Participants spoke about health care insurance reform and designing health care benefits to meet basic needs Americans. Among the topics they addressed were the public’s role in shaping the…

  • Veterans Administration Health Care System
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    Veterans Administration Health Care System

    Panelists talked about operation of health care programs at the Department of Veteran Affairs and the success of the programs. These included patient satisfaction, patient safety,…

  • The Outlook for Medicare
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    The Outlook for Medicare

    The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,…

  • Medicare Issues
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    Medicare Issues

    The speakers talked about the annual Medicare trustees' report, focusing on the funding of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The final approximately 37 minutes of this program are not…