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  • Prescription Drug Benefit
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    Prescription Drug Benefit

    Representatives of groups who supported the Medicare prescription drug bill spoke at a news conference hosted by the AARP. They admitted that the bill was not perfect, but praised its…

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  • Medicare Legislation
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    Medicare Legislation

    Senate leaders and others celebrated a vote to invoke cloture on the Medicare bill and anticipated its quick passage. After their remarks there were a few questions from reporters.

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for audience comments. Mr. Cohen talked via telephone about the passage of the Medicare prescription drug bill in the House. Mr. Novelli also talked via telephone…

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  • Medicare Reform Legislation
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    Medicare Reform Legislation

    Legislators and others spoke in favor of the Medicare prescription drug bill then being considered by Congress. They argued that the bill provided vital prescription drug coverage for…

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  • Democratic Presidential Forum
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    Democratic Presidential Forum

    Democratic presidential candidates discussed various issues, particularly the issues of aging and health care. They answered questions from audience members. Mr. Todd served as moderator.…

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  • Medicare and Prescription Drugs
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    Medicare and Prescription Drugs

    Mr. Novelli talked about Medicare legislation, focusing on the proposed addition of prescription drug benefits to Medicare. He said that the current bills made many improvements, but had…

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  • Senior Citizens Issues
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    Senior Citizen's Issues

    Mr. Novelli spoke about the growing numbers of older Americans and the potential impact of coming demographic changes. Among the topics he addressed were health care, workforce and…

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  • Health Care Security
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    Health Care Security

    In one of eight break-out (concurrent) sessions at an economic forum sponsored by the White House, President Bush, Health care professionals, and others talked about health care policy and…

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  • Child Poverty
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    Child Poverty

    Participants talked about the problem of child poverty. Among the topics they addressed were the number of children living in poverty, the effect of growing up in poverty, and programs to…

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  • Prescription Drugs and Medicare
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    Prescription Drugs and Medicare

    Witnesses testified about proposals to provide prescription medication programs through Medicare. Among the issues they addressed were the costs of medicine and funding Medicare.

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