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  • Nursing Home Concerns
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    Nursing Home Concerns

    In his opening statement Senator Grassley complained that Clinton administration officials had refused to testify because protocol had not been followed by letting citizens testify first.…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Witnesses testified about plans to use budget surpluses to save Social Security and Medicare as the baby boom generation approaches retirement age. Mr. Summers presented the president’s…

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  • Women and Individual Retirement Accounts
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    Women and Individual Retirement Accounts

    Witnesses testified about how women might be affected by possible changes in the Social Security system such as the implementation of individual retirement accounts. The second panel…

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  • Productive Aging Around the World
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    Productive Aging Around the World

    Senator Glenn was acting chair. The committee heard testimony on “The Graying of Nations III: Productive Aging Around the World.” Specialists described their studies of the effects on human…

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  • Goals of Social Security
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    Goals of Social Security

    Committee members heard testimony regarding the future and the goals of Social Security. This is the first look at reform of Social Security since President Clinton outlined his desire for…

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  • Prostate Cancer Prevention
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    Prostate Cancer Prevention

    During Prostate Cancer Prevention Week, committee members heard testimony from several prominent survivors of prostate cancer. They testified about the need to raise public awareness of the…

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  • Nursing Home Care Standards
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    Nursing Home Care Standards

    Committee members heard testimony from nursing home reform advocates and health care officials on the importance of maintaining federal standards for nursing home care. Democrats have…

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  • Consumer Fraud and the Elderly
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    Consumer Fraud and the Elderly

    The committee heard testimony on the impact of consumer fraud on elderly Americans. Issues raised in the hearing included actions the federal government could take to reduce consumer fraud…

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  • Medicare Premiums
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    Medicare Premiums

    The Senate special committee on aging heard testimony on the proposed Medicare part B premium increase. Witnesses included representatives from the AMA, AARP, and the White House, among…

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