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  • National Health Spending in 2011
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    National Health Spending in 2011

    Experts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released their report on health spending trends in 2011. They used charts to demonstrate that increases in Medicare spending were offset…

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  • 2011 Medicare Trustees Report
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    2011 Medicare Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about the just-released the 2011 Medicare Trustees Report. Among the topics they addressed were the findings of the report, its implications for senior citizens and…

    231 views
  • Impact of Health Care Law on Medicare
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    Impact of Health Care Law on Medicare

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the new health care law and Medicare. The witnesses were Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick and Richard Foster, the…

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  • 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…

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  • Implementation of Health Care Law Part 1
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    Implementation of Health Care Law, Part 1

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

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  • 2010 Medicare Trustees Report
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    2010 Medicare Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about the just-released government report on the fiscal condition of Social Security and Medicare, which cited an improved outlook for Medicare and a slightly less positive…

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  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions the trustees…

    101 views
  • Fiscal State of  Medicare
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    Fiscal State of Medicare

    Mr. Foster testifies about the Report of the Medicare Trustees, updating Medicare and Medicaid status and projecting future expenditures and enrollment.

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  • The Outlook for Medicare
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    The Outlook for Medicare

    The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,…

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  • Health Care Spending
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    Health Care Spending

    Medicare officials and representatives from private health insurance companies spoke about U.S. health care costs and projections for spending on health care. Among the issues they…

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  • Social Security and Medicare Funds
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    Social Security and Medicare Funds

    Officials testified about an annual report from the Board of Trustees on Social Security and Medicare and its predictions about the programs' insolvency. Mr. Foster also talked about his…

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  • Medicare Issues
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    Medicare Issues

    The speakers talked about the annual Medicare trustees' report, focusing on the funding of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The final approximately 37 minutes of this program are not…

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  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    The panelists discussed the financial health of the Medicare Trust Fund, whose annual report was released yesterday. They analyzed the report, noting the increase in Medicare expenditures, and…

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  • Medicare Demographic Challenges Day 2
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    Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 2

    In the second set of hearings by the bipartisan commission, health economists said that Medicare is not as good as most private health insurance because it does not cover some items such as prescription drugs. A panel…

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