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    Long-Term Health Care

    Government officials and seniors health care representatives talked about the need for a bipartisan solution to improve the financing and delivery of long-term health care. Long-term care…

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    Federal Budget Process, Panel 1

    Former congressional leaders and cabinet officials talked about problems with and ways to reform the budget process. David Obey said that members of Congress should spend more time in Washington…

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    Educational Performance

    Walter Isaacson moderated a discussion on educational performance. Participants spoke about educational testing standards, performance by minority and disadvantaged students, the economic impact of quality…

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    National Governors Association's Centennial Meeting

    Former Governor Tommy Thompson (R-WI) talked about the National Governors Association’s Centennial meeting being held over the weekend in Philadelphia. Topics included his time as a member…

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    Health Care Reform

    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, a four-term governor of Wisconsin, talked about health care from the constitutional perspective of choice or mandates. Former Senate Majority…

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    Selecting the Vice Presidential Nominees

    Panelists talked about the qualities to be looked for in the next vice president and the political factors that might influence the selection of a running mate in 2008. Vice presidential…

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    Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Reaction

    Republican presidential candidates and others reacted after the candidates held their first debate for the 2008 Republican nomination at the Ronald Reagan Library.

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    Medicare Act Signing

    President Bush signed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 into law at a ceremony in Constitution Hall. Following brief remarks by Secretary Thompson,…

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    Attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon Reaction

    Cabinet officials spoke to reporters about federal responses to attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Among the issues they addressed were law enforcements underway to…

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    The 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association focused on the state of health care and education in the United States. In the opening plenary session, former Secretary Thompson spoke on…

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    Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux moderated a discussion on health care reform with former HHS Secretaries Donna Shalala and Tommy Thompson. Secretaries Shalala and Thompson talked about pressing health care…

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    New Dietary Guidlines

    Secretary Thompson and Secretary Veneman spoke about new dietary guidelines to improve the nation’s public health. Among the topics they addressed were prevention of obesity and chronic…

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    Nursing Home Care Quality

    Health officials spoke to reporters about the status of programs to improve the quality of health care in facilities for the aged. Among the topics they addressed were the physical…

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    Economic Forum Wrap-Up Session

    Following meetings of eight separate panels at an economic forum sponsored by the White House, participants talked about their panel discussions on various aspects of the state of the…

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    Making Healthcare More Affordable

    Moderated by Secretary Thompson, the panelists discussed how health care costs affect our economic growth and how to move toward a more consumer-centered, technology-driven health care…

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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Secretary Thompson talked to reporters about recently available doses of influenza vaccine and distribution of the new doses. Following his remarks he and Mr. Crawford answered questions…

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    HHS Secretary Resignation

    Secretary Thompson announced his resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services. He talked about his political career, including being governor of Wisconsin. He said he had…

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    Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    Officials spoke to reporters about U.S. efforts to stem the global AIDS pandemic, monetary commitments to relief efforts, education and treatment programs, and cooperation between…

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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Officials spoke to reporters about the influenza vaccine supply problems resulting from the discovery of a contaminated batch manufactured in Great Britain. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Report on Bone Health

    Officials talked to reporters about a first-ever report on the nation’s bone health and the impact of osteoporosis and low bone mass on the health care system. They noted that osteoporosis…

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