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    Medicare Reform

    Panelists talked about ways to end Medicare’s current structure, which pays based on the quantity of services provided rather than the health of the patient. Dana Safran in her remarks said trying to find…

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    Medicare Eligibility Age

    Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue.…

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    Medicare Cost Reductions

    Former Medicare administrators and other health care scholars talked about Medicare costs and various proposals to reduce the high cost of health care. The new health care reform law…

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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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    New Health Care Law Implementation

    Health care administrators talked about implementing the new health care law. Among the topics they addressed were administrative procedures, the law’s impact on Medicare and Medicaid, and…

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    Health Care Law and Payment System

    Panelists talked about payment innovations in health care, including some of the demonstration projects in the recently passed health care bill. Among the topics they addressed were rewards for…

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    Government Role in Health Care

    Health Affairs Magazine held a conference to address key issues in health care reform and to discuss facts and fictions about health care legislation. Health Affairs editor-in-chief Susan Dentzer…

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    Health Care Overhaul

    This was the third in a series of roundtable hearings intended to bring health care policy and industry experts together to inform the development of comprehensive health care reform…

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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…

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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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    Federal Appropriations for Medicare

    Dr. Wilensky discussed the fiscal year 2005 federal budget and the costs of the new Medicare prescription drug program. She responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from…

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    Future of Medicare

    Participants talked about recently enacted Medicare reform legislation. Among the topics they addressed were prescription drug benefits, various plan choices, and premium payments.…

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    Americans Without Health Insurance

    Ms. Wilenski and Ms. Moon talked about health care insurance, the number of uninsured Americans, and potential solutions to the problem of underinsurance. They also responded to viewer…

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    Future of Medicare

    The guests talked about Medicare, including President Bush’s plan for Medicare and prescription drug benefits. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Healthcare Workforce Shortages: Doctors

    Experts talked about the state of health care and future needs for doctors. Among the issues they addressed were potential doctor shortages, the need for continued training throughout a…

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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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    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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    Prescription Drugs

    Ms. Wilensky talked about the Bush administration plans to provide prescription drug coverage to seniors. She also responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Prescription Drugs and Seniors

    Witnesses testified about a proposed plan to expand Medicare coverage to provide prescription drug coverage for seniors. Among the issues discussed were the high costs of prescription…

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    State of Medicaid and Medicare Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony on the state of the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Medicare provides health care to more than 36 million senior citizens and disabled…

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