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  • Gov Beshear on Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky
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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) gave the keynote address at Families USA’s Winter Conference. He talked about implementation of Medicaid expansion in Kentucky, the only Republican-…

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  • VP Biden At Health Action Conference
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    Vice President Biden on the Health Care Law

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the opening session of Families USA’s Health Action 2014 conference. He thanked the health care advocacy group for their involvement in the passage of the…

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  • Health Action 2011 Conference
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    Health Action 2011 Conference

    Participants spoke about implementation of health care reform legislation and strategies for increasing favorable public perception of the health care law. They also talked about health…

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  • 15th Annual Health Action Conference
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    15th Annual Health Action Conference

    Panelists talked about the health care debate in congress and their insights on where the legislation could head next. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.

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  • Obama Administration and Health Care Reform
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    Obama Administration and Health Care Reform

    Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, talked about the Obama administration’s views on health reform, the president’s plans for working with Congress to…

    162 views
  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Representative Henry Waxman spoke to health care activists about congressional plans to improve health care policy and various proposals that might be achieved with a Democratic Congress…

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  • Health Action Conference
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    Health Action Conference

    Participants talked about the state of health care in the U.S. and called for grassroots efforts to improve health care systems and coverage. Among the issues they addressed were provisions…

    116 views
  • Health Care Policy
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    Health Care Policy

    Five organizations announced their joint efforts to make health care reform the top domestic priority for the next president and Congress. A new television ad to debut the next weekend was shown. It…

    148 views
  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Wade Henderson talked about health care as a fundamental civil right. He recalled the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, fight for economic justice and the links between economics and…

    33 views
  • Richardson Health Care Policy
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    Richardson Health Care Policy

    Governor Bill Richardson participated in a health care forum sponsored by Federation of American Hospitals and Families USA. This was the sixth in a series of one-hour discussions with the…

    91 views
  • McCain Health Care Policy
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    McCain Health Care Policy

    Republican presidential candidate Senator McCain had five minutes to present his ideas for health care reform. He was questioned by health policy journalists on topics such as the health…

    84 views
  • Clinton Health Care Policy
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    Clinton Health Care Policy

    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton was questioned about her health care reform policy by journalists. Topics included ways of meeting her health care reform goals, availability…

    72 views
  • Edwards Health Care Policy
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    Edwards Health Care Policy

    Former Senator John Edwards talked about his vision for health reform, addressing the coverage needs of the uninsured, and health care quality. Then he responded to questions submitted by a panel of health…

    137 views
  • Medicare Drug Plans
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    Medicare Drug Plans

    Representatives talked to reporters about a report showing that Medicare paid more for prescription drugs than did the Veterans' Administration, and talked about the prohibition against…

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  • Massachussetts Health Insurance Coverage
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    Massachussetts Health Insurance Coverage

    Panelists talked about recently passed legislation that extended health care insurance coverage to most Massachusetts residents and its implications for national health care policy. Among…

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  • Prescription Drug Prices
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    Prescription Drug Prices

    Mr. Pollack spoke to reporters about a survey of drug prices under the new Medicare program. Using a chart, he discussed the annual differences between the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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  • Illinois Health Insurance for Children
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    Illinois Health Insurance for Children

    Governor Blagojevich spoke about the Illinois health coverage plan for children, national child health care issues, implementing new programs in Illinois, and public education programs at a…

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  • Health Care Policy
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    Health Care Policy

    Senators Clinton and Obama and Dr. Ross talked about health care policy. Topics included quality of health care, affordability, access, universal coverage, loss of Medicaid coverage in some…

    237 views
  • Healthcare Affordability
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    Healthcare Affordability

    Mr. Pollack talked about health care costs and insurance coverage. Among the topics he addressed were the numbers of Americans without adequate health coverage, socio-economic distribution…

    68 views
  • Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors
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    Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

    Participants talked about the rates of drug price increases, particularly among medicines used by the elderly. Among the issues they addressed were the use of certain drugs by the elderly,…

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