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  • Future of Government Health Care
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    Future of Government Health Care

    Former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) administrators talked about the challenges of implementation of health care policy such as the Affordable Care Act and the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP…

  • Medicare and Health Care Policy
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    Medicare and Health Care Policy

    Jonathan Blum talked about the Medicare program and the role of insurance plans, as state online health insurance exchange registrations were to begin October 1, 2013. This program was part…

  • Senate Committee Looks into Medicare Drug Abuse
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    Medicare Drug Prescription Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Health and Human Services Department testified on prescription drug abuse in the Medicare…

  • Medicare Policy
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    Medicare Policy

    Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the…

  • Medicare and Medicaid Modernization
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    Medicare and Medicaid Modernization

    Jonathan Blum testified on Medicare and Medicaid modernization efforts. He said the agency was making progress in implementing changes to the nation’s health care delivery system under the…

  • Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Abuse
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    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified about fraud and abuse of the prescription drug system in the Medicare Part D program. They focused on the taxpayer costs of such abuse and how it affected the public…

  • Medicare Drug Costs
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    Medicare Drug Costs

    Witnesses testified about Medicare prescription drug costs and strategies to lower costs through collective bargaining power. In his remarks, Jonathan Blum said that the Congress must pass…

  • Heath Care Law Implementation
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    Heath Care Law Implementation

    Health care analysts and Medicare representatives talked about implementation of the new health care law. Following opening remarks, Judy Fader outlined the recommendation from her report…

  • Medicare Prescription Drug Program
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    Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    Witnesses testified about instances of fraud and abuse in the Medicare prescription drug program (also known as Medicare Part D). Among the issues they addressed were the effectiveness of…