309Sep 21, 2011
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 ...
170Nov 17, 2010
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 ...
535Apr 1, 2010
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.
1,594Feb 23, 2009
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 responsibility and ...
425Dec 2, 2008
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 ...
137Mar 18, 2008
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 public ...
191Oct 13, 2007
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 ...
33May 8, 2007
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 ...
21Feb 21, 2007
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.
17Jan 17, 2007
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 ...
19Jan 27, 2006
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 ...
12Feb 9, 2005
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 ...
15Jan 5, 2005
Mr. Novelli spoke about retirement issues, proposals to partially privatize Social Security, and the future of the system.
7Jul 15, 2004
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 ...
13May 26, 2004
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 ...
137Feb 22, 2004
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 ...
18Jan 16, 2004
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 ...
10Nov 25, 2003
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 passage ...
8Nov 24, 2003
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.
12Nov 22, 2003
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 ...
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