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  • Health Savings Accounts
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    Health Savings Accounts

    Advocates of health savings accounts met with reporters after meeting with the president to discuss the program.

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  • Medicare Prescription Drug Programs
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    Medicare Prescription Drug Programs

    Witnesses testified before the committee on Medicare prescription drug programs and the cost of prescription medications. They responded to questions from committee members.

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  • Medicare Drug Discount Cards
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    Medicare Drug Discount Cards

    Witnesses testified regarding the Medicare drug discount card program. The program, slated to begin in June, was designed as a temporary measure until the full Medicare drug benefits began…

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  • Medicare and Private Health Plans
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    Medicare and Private Health Plans

    Ms. Ignagni talked about the benefits of competition between Medicare and private health plans. She said that the private sector could often provide individuals with a superior alternative,…

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  • Health Care Costs
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    Health Care Costs

    Ms. Ignagni and Ms. Shearer discussed ways to address rising health care costs. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare
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    Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare

    Administration officials and health care industry representatives testified on the Clinton administration’s proposal to provide a prescription drug benefit to Medicare recipients. Among the…

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  • Breast Cancer Treatment Survey
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    Breast Cancer Treatment Survey

    Experts discussed issues concerning efforts to survey breast cancer treatments. Experts described these survey efforts, the results of them, and continuing possibilities to fight against…

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  • Managed Care Quality Standards Part 1
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    Managed Care Quality Standards Part 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony on quality standards for managed health care. Patients, providers, physicians, and industry professionals testified about “gag rules” which define what a…

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