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    Medicare Part B Program

    Dr. Patrick Conway testified at a hearing on proposed changes to Medicare Part B, which covers injectable and infused drugs for elderly patients. He outlined the Centers for…

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    Medicare Doc Fix Implementation

    Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare “doc fix” bill that permanently replaced the sustainable growth rate formula used to determine Medicare…

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    Health Care Law Reinsurance Payments

    Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on $3.5 billion in payments made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to insurance companies. The reinsurance…

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    Medicare Payments

    Health care officials spoke at an Alliance for Health Reform and Kaiser Family Foundation forum on the launch of the Medicare and Medicaid Services' new way to pay for Medicare…

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    Fraudulent Medicaid Providers

    Mary Ellen McIntire talked by video from Capitol Hill about the bill being debated on the House floor that day about fraudulent Medicaid providers.

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    Single-Payer Health Care Proposals

    Harold Pollack talked talked by video from Naples, Florida, about Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) proposal for a single-payer health care system and whether…

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Affordable Care Act Repeal

    The House Rules Committee met to decide rules for debate governing legislation to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act, block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and end the…

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    Health Care Policy Forum

    Panelists made presentations on rising drug prices and efforts to improve the health care system and reduce costs. Then they responded to questions submitted by members of the…

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    Health Insurance CO-OPs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on health care consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OPs) established under the Affordable Care Act. The intended goal of the co-ops was to spur…

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    Medicaid 50th Anniversary

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell gave the keynote address at the National Association of Medicaid Directors fall conference, which marked the 50th anniversary of the…

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    Future of Medicare

    Tom Scully talked about the expected increase in the number of retirees who will depend on Medicare for health care and the possible impact on the program’s the fiscal sustainability.…

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    House Democrats on Medicare Affordability

    House Democrats spoke about Medicare affordability. They urged the to prevent a Medicare Part B premium increase that month. Democratic leaders held their news conference after a…

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    Income and Health Insurance

    Jennifer Cheeseman Day and Jim Tankersley talked about the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the U.S., as well as the policy…

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    Health Insurance Industry Consolidation

    Officials from health insurance groups and advocacy groups testified on proposed mergers within the industry, and the impact of those mergers on consumers. Aetna was attempting to…

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    Medicaid Program Eligibility

    Health care policy and industry experts testified at a hearing on closing eligibility loopholes in the Medicaid program that allow individuals with significant resources to qualify for…

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    Status of Medicare and Medicaid

    Former Governors Michael Leavitt (R-UT) and Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS), who both served as secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services, talked about the implementation of…

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    Future of Medicare and Medicaid

    Nancy-Ann DeParle (D) and Gail Wilensky (R), both former administrators of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, talked about the future of Medicare and Medicaid. “On the Frontlines:…

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    Health Insurance Costs

    Marogt Sanger-Katz talked about her piece in the New York Times “The Upshot” on whether the expansion of health insurance coverage cuts healthcare costs, an idea she argues is…

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    2016 Medical Trends

    Representatives from the National Business Group on Health presented the results of the group’s annual plan design survey of large employers. They talked about employers'…

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    Health Care and Homelessness

    Panelists talked about how homelessness affects the health and health care options of individuals.

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