93Sep 25, 2006
Q&A with Mark McClellan
Dr. Mark McClellan talked about his career and about Medicare and Medicaid. Topics included his reasons for resigning, and his previous experiences in the FDA and as a member of the White ...
61Sep 21, 2006
Increasing Generic Drug Use
Administrator McClellan testified about promoting the use of generic drugs in the new Medicare drug benefit and about the savings incurred. He said that generics are as safe and effective as ...
27Apr 12, 2006
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
President Bush talks to students and members of the public about the Medicare prescription drug benefit at a town hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College. He was joined by Secretary ...
27Feb 27, 2006
The States and Medicaid Reforms
Governor Barbour, chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee of NGA, opened the session, followed by remarks by Governor Corzine, vice chair of the committee. Administrator McClellan ...
21Feb 6, 2006
Fiscal Year 2007 Health and Human Services Budget
Secretary Leavitt and other health officials spoke to reporters about the proposed fiscal year 2007 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. Medicare and the U.S. Centers for ...
115Feb 2, 2006
Implementation of the Medicare Drug Benefit
Administration officials and health care providers testified about Medicare drug benefit programs and the recent implementation of new rules to provide a wider range of coverage to ...
21Jan 12, 2006
Medicare Drug Plan
Mark McClellan was interviewed about the Medicare drug benefits plan. Among the topics he addressed were savings from the plan, perceived problems by the public, and a surge in ...
51Dec 8, 2005
Improving the Community
During the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held its 29th Annual Legislative Conference, titled “Seeing Beyond: Investing in State Leadership, Improving Communities.” ...
22Nov 22, 2005
Medicare Prescription Drug Programs
Health officials spoke to reporters about a community-based education program being launched by National Council on Aging and the Access to Benefits Coalition to help beneficiaries and their ...
19Sep 14, 2005
Medical officials spoke to reporters about flu shot priorities. They discussed how those in high-risk groups, along with Hurricane Katrina evacuees, would receive top priority. The ...
21Jul 28, 2005
Medicare and Medicaid
Dr. McClellan talked about the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the original legislation. Topics included Medicare drug benefits, ...
14Apr 25, 2005
Federal Medicaid Programs
Mr. McClellan talked about the administration and operation of Medicaid programs and the Bush administration’s health policy. He responded to viewer comments and questions.
22Apr 5, 2005
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
In an oversight hearing, the subcommittee heard testimony on the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit program projected costs of the program, and the state of health care.
11Mar 25, 2005
Mr. McClellan talked about the outlook for Medicare. He said that Medicare is experiencing increasing enrollment, rising prices, and greater use of new and more intensive medical ...
15Feb 17, 2005
Prescription Drug Benefit Cost
Dr. McClellan talked about Medicaid and Medicare prescription drug benefits and the revised estimates of the costs of the program. The administration estimates that it will cost $724 ...
14Feb 7, 2005
Fiscal Year 2006 HHS Budget
Secretary Leavitt and department officials spoke to reporters about the fiscal year 2006 budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services. Following their remarks they answered ...
21Dec 22, 2004
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 conditions ...
15Nov 19, 2004
Education on Medicare Changes
The panelists talked about the importance of educating seniors and their caregivers about recent changes to Medicare. A study of Medicare Modernization Act Knowledge showed that, since the act ...
20Nov 10, 2004
Future of Healthcare
Panelists discussed the future of health care and its impact on political decisions. They spoke about structural changes in health care delivery and insurances that can limit costs while ...
19Sep 15, 2004
Medicare Drug Discount Program
Secretary Thompson and Dr. McClellan spoke about the new Medicare prescription drug program. They spoke in support of the plan, and called for it to be implemented permanently. They ...
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