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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 5

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THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1997 5A Medicare trouble-shooting panel misses target date to be organized to ensure the long-term solvency of Medicare for the decades after the Baby Boom generation begins to become eligible in 2011. Established as part of last summer's balanced budget act, the commission is supposed to include four members selected by the president and six members each selected from the House and Senate. Of the six, the Republicans get four appointees from mm MM ujJK mm":-.rm ' ' -Tr XJCliilfr -Urn mam' each house and the Democrats get two. The chair man must be jointly appointed by Clinton, Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss. The names of several prominent political figures continued to circulate Monday as potential chairmen. Sen. John Breaux, D-La., had been seen as a possible front-runner last week, but there were in President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders fail to agree ph a chairman for the 17-member blue-ribbon committee. By Larry Liptnan Palm Beach Post Washington Bureau ' WASHINGTON The commission that is kupposed to recommend a long-range solution to Medicare's problems got off to an inauspicious start Monday it missed the deadline for its creation, i The political infighting that has dogged the Medicare issue continued as President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders failed to agree on 4 a chairman for the 17-member blue-ribbon panel that was supposed to have been appointed Monday, i By late Monday, members had been appointed by the Senate and by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., but the White House and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., had not released pieir appointees. ; White House spokesman Michael McCurry declined to guess when the full panel would be named, but said there had been "some good consultations on the Hill on the subject We are trying to assure that there is a bipartisan composition for that commission that will arrive at a solution Jthat will work for both the Congress and the president and for both sides of the aisle." j The Medicare commission is patterned after the Social Security commission that recommended a series of reforms in 1983 which included raising the eligibility age to 67 and increasing payroll taxes. That commission was headed by Alan Greenspan, now chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Spectacular Holiday Entertainment! New Special Effects, New Lighting and fore... make Miami City Ballet's production of the traditional George Bulatwbi tie's Tlx Nutmuker"1 more spectacular than ever... with a cast of over 100, breathtaking sets and costumes, a full orchestra, and spellbinding dancing by international stars. Don't miss this smashing show! dications that House Republicans objected to him as chairman. Other potential chairmen included former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, a Democrat from Maine, and former House Minority Leader Bob Michel, a Republican from Illinois. Whether the commission's work will set the stage for lasting changes in Medicare, or fall victim to the political pressures that have affected the selection of its chairman, is uncertain. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Thurs., December 4 -Sun., December 7 $17 to $60 Call for details 930-DANCE toll free The members of the commission named as of SEVSOM HONOREES: . Dianni' & Michael Bicnes Richard B. Branson Kdwina Chary1( -Pamela & Todd Cole Evehn Gilbert -Jana Sipirs-MaJina , &Ja Malina Ophelia & Juan J. RocaM. Fnisene Sonderling , Generous I nderwriting . Support from Motado BpartiOxirtyFlaida 1 mi' s CtMER 8J2-7-469 MIAMI CITY BALLET ! I I I I I VIllELlft ARTISTIC t'llCTll FhriJt'i InltrmtimMlly-AtclMimtd Dtntt CampiHj E-mail: miamicb8shadim.nc'l Web Site: hnp:M.miamicithallitcom Performances also at the Broward Center, December 12-14. late Monday include: Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb.; Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas; Deborah Steelman, who chaired the Quadrennial Advisory Council on Social Security during the Bush administration, and Illene Gordon, a Medicare beneficiary and longtime staff assistant to Lott in Mississippi. Also named were Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif.; Rep. Michael Bilirakis, R-Fla.; Rep. Greg Ganske, R-Iowa; and Samuel H. Howard, president and chief executive officer of Phoenix Healthcare Corp. of Nashville. 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