Kaisernetwork.org, a Webcasting and news summary service of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, has announced three new live Webcasts scheduled for Thursday, January 25, including a special presentation by Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

Senator Clinton's speech to the "Families USA — Health Action 2001 Conference" will be Webcast live starting at 5:45 p.m. ET.

Also on tap for the 25th is a session devoted to "Medicare: Government, Markets, or Partnership?" (11:00 -12:15 p.m. ET) — a panel discussion from the 13th Annual Conference of the National Academy for Social Insurance — and another on the topic of "The Public and the Health Care Agenda for the New Administration and Congress" (12:00 -1:30 p.m. ET), a briefing for journalists and policy makers by Drew Altman, president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health.

The Kaiser Foundation also has released the November/December 2000 edition of the Kaiser/Harvard School of Public Health, Health News Index (PDF, 2 pages). The Index measures public attention to and knowledge of leading health stories covered by mainstream media in the closing months of the year just passed.

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