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  • Health Care Policy
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    Health Care Policy

    The American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel discussion on health care policy. Doctors and health insurance CEOs talked about the structure of the U.S. health care system and ways to…

  • Medicare Physician Payment Rules Panel Discussion
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    Medicare Physician Payment Rules, Panel Discussion

    Health care and insurance plan experts, including representatives from Harvard, Brown, and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), discussed the Medicare payment system, and made…

  • Washington Journal James Capretta and Melissa Boteach Discuss Entitlement Reform
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    James Capretta and Melissa Boteach on Entitlement Reform

    James Capretta and Melissa Boteach talked about potential reforms in 2018 to Social Security and Medicare, also referred to as "entitlements.

  • Washington Journal James Capretta and Topher Spiro Discuss the Affordable Care Act
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    Affordable Care Act Repeal Efforts

    James Capretta and Topher Spiro talked about the legacy of the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010. They also examine what its repeal could mean for consumers.

  • Discussion Focuses on Affordable Care Act Replacement
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    Affordable Health Care Act Replacement Process

    Panelists talked about ways the “repeal and replace” approach to the Affordable Care Act might be achieved legislatively in the 115th Congress. James Capretta moderated the discussion. This event…

  • House Republicans Unveil Health Care Agenda
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    House Republican Health Care Agenda

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about the House Republican health care portion of their “Better Way” agenda. He said it aims to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. He was…

  • Discussion Focuses on Health Care Costs and the Economy
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    Health Care Policy and the Economy

    Panelists examined between health care policies and measures of economic prosperity such as wages, labor force participation and national economic growth. Speakers included Jason Furman, chair of the White House…

  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act
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    Repealing the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) talked about repealing the Affordable Care Act.

  • Health Care Law Anniversary Review
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    Affordable Care Act Review

    A panel of policy experts talked about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Topics included the overall impact of the law, including cost trends, structural changes in the health industry, and…

  • Robert Laszewski on Health Care
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    Robert Laszewski on Health Care

    Robert Laszewski talked about issues related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and offered his recommendations for rectifying some of the problems. Topics included benefits for enrollees,…

  • Health Care Law Implementation
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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Keith Fontenot and James Capretta talked about the Affordable Care Act following the opening of the health care exchanges, including the pros and cons of the system and its rollout, and how…

  • House Subcmte Hears About Employer Mandate  ACA
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    Health Care Law Employer Mandate

    Ethics policy experts and law academics testified on the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate and the employer information reporting requirements under the…

  • Brookings Institution Hosts Discussion on Medicare
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    Medicare Reform

    Panelists talked about possible Medicare reforms. Topics included premium adjustments according to income, increasing the role of private insurance companies, and restructuring payment to physicians…

  • Domestic Programs Budget Cuts
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    Domestic Programs Budget Cuts

    Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and responded to…

  • Medicare Advantage Program
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    Medicare Advantage Program

    The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private companies, and about 1 of every 4 Medicare recipients take part in the program. The…

  • Health Care Law Contraceptives Rule
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    Health Care Law Contraceptives Rule

    Catholic leaders spoke about an Obama administration ruling on a provision of the 2010 health care law that requires church-affiliated employers to cover contraceptives and other preventive…

  • emWhy ObamaCare Is Wrong for Americaem
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    Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America

    The co-authors of Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America presented their criticisms of the recently passed national health care legislation. The panelists argued that the new health care plan…

  • Implementation of Health Care Law Part 2
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    Implementation of Health Care Law, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about 2010 health care reform legislation and its impact on the federal budget. Among the issues they addressed were the manner and costs of implementation, the impact…

  • 112th Congress and Health Care
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    112th Congress and Health Care

    Panelists talked about their opposition to the new health care law and strategies to fight the law short of an unlikely repeal of the measure in the 112th Congress. Jim Capretta, who has called the…

  • Cost of Government Day
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    Cost of Government Day

    Participants talked to reporters about tax policy and spending by both the federal and state governments. Following their remarks they answered questions from the reporters.

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