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    Public Response to Deficit Reduction

    Participants spoke about efforts to reduce the deficit through spending cuts and tax reform, as well as public perceptions of the various proposals offered over the prior few months. They…

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    Debt Reduction Task Force Plan

    Commission members spoke to reporters and answered questions about the release of Restoring America’s Future, a “bipartisan, comprehensive, and politically viable budget plan to reduce the debt…

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    Impact of Health Reform on the Deficit

    Participants talked about newly enacted health care reforms and the impact of the reforms on the deficit. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Fiscal Responsibility Summit Closing

    President Obama made closing remarks to members of Congress, senior administration officials, business leaders, policy makers and economists at a fiscal summit to examine fiscal…

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    The Future of Health Care

    Panelists talked about the future and direction of health care reform. Among the topics addressed were potential changes in health care financing policy in an Obama administration, current…

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    National Health Care

    Panelists talked about medical and health research. Topics included the national agenda issues; strategies for winning influence for science; and the complicated issues that influence…

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    Italian-American Awards Gala

    The National Italian American Foundation held its 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala at the Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese received the Jack…

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    Future of the Health Care System

    Participants talked to reporters about the potential impact of the aging “baby boomers” on the health care system into 2030, and a report on the ability of the health care industry to meet…

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    AARP Legislative Priorities

    Officials of AARP announced their 2007 legislative agenda. Topics included health care, economic security, and Social Security. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Medicare and Drug Prices

    Mr. Novelli talked about legislation to give the Health and Human Services Secretary authority to negotiate lower drug prices for Medicare participants. The House passed a bill to do this…

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    Social Security

    Mr. Novelli spoke about proposed reforms to the Social Security system and the opposition of the AARP to the changes. Among the topics he addressed were the likely impact of the new program…

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    AARP Legislative Priorities

    Officials from the AARP provided an overview of the group’s legislative agenda for 2006. They said Congress should revise the 2003 Medicare law to allow the Department of Health and Human…

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    Health and Dignity

    At the opening plenary session of the 2004 National Governors' Association Winter Meeting, NGA Chairman Governor Kempthorne released the first report from his “A Lifetime of Health and Dignity: Confronting…

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    AARP Priorities

    Mr. Novelli spoke about retirement issues, proposals to partially privatize Social Security, and the future of the system.

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    Medicare Discount Drug Cards

    Panelists spoke about the recently introduced Medicare discount drug plan. The plan has met with criticisms about its benefits and complexity. The panelists also responded to audience…

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    Monitoring Drug Manufacturers

    Mr. Novelli announced the American Association of Retired Persons' new Rx Watchdog Project to monitor the prices of prescription drugs, the pricing policies of drug manufacturers, and the…

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    AARP Legislative Agenda

    Mr. Novelli talked about the AARP’s role in crafting the Medicare prescription drug plan signed into law last month by President Bush, answering some of the criticisms of this action. Mr.…

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