Roundtable Examines Rural Health Policy

Posted: August 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Capital Area Rural Health Roundtable, a federally funded initiative within George Mason’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics, hosts a forum for legislators and health care officials to discuss emerging rural health policy. “Medicare: Post BBA and Pre-Reform: What Now? What Next?” is held Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216, in Washington, D.C. The George Mason community is invited to attend.

As the 106th Congress winds its way to adjournment, the forum will look at the prospects for rural-relevant Medicare adjustments and rural implications of a prescription drug benefit.

The roundtable will share the perspectives of congress and the administration on proposals for rural relief. It will also offer a rural hospital administrator’s insights on why the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) affects rural services on a compound basis. A view of the implications of Medicare prescription drug benefit plans for rural beneficiaries will also be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, call x31907 or visit the Capital Area Rural Health Roundtable website.

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