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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICETM - DECEMBER 19, 2003: If you were at the 2003 National Health Policy Conference, you heard Senator Max Baucus predict that a deal on Medicare legislation was possible. "I expect that the major forum of the Congress this year will be on Medicare prescription benefits," said Senator Baucus. "You will also hear a lot about Medicare reform. Bush administration officials have already hinted about their plans to make significant reforms to the program..."
What are the initial impacts of the Medicare legislation? How will CMS implement the new program? What do health plans and employers have to say? Hear about all this and more from Tom Scully*, CMS, Bob Reischauer, Urban Institute, John Rother, AARP, Bob Galvin, General Electric, and other leading experts.
What are the big issues this year? How will they affect the 2004 presidential election? What critical issues are still facing states? What does the public think? Learn more about cutting-edge health policy topics this year at the National Health Policy Conference. Register by December 15 to receive reduced registration rates - www.academyhealth.org/nhpc.
* invited, all others confirmed
WHAT: National Health Policy Conference, co-sponsored by AcademyHealth and Health Affairs
WHEN: January 28-29, 2004
WHERE: Renaissance Washington, D.C., Hotel
WHY: Find out what will happen this year
MORE INFO: www.academyhealth.org/nhpc
Register (http://www.academyhealth.org/nhpc/register.htm) for the January 28-29 conference at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel.
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