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ERIC Number: ED101243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Proposals To Eliminate Legal Barriers Affecting Elderly Mexican-Americans; A Working Paper, Prepared for the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session.
Reynoso, Cruz; Coppelman, Peter D.
This report to the Special Committee on Aging of the U.S. Senate found that for no single category of the poor is there as great a gap between availability and accessibility of services as for elderly Mexican-Americans. The report proposes that as a bare minimum and meager beginning, Congress remove the unjustifiable legal barriers to obtaining Federal benefits. Some of these proposals are to: (1) eliminate citizenship and durational residency requirements; (2) assure more adequate old age assistance income levels; (3) strengthen Federal protections against Medicaid cutbacks by states; (4) improve quality-of-care standards in general hospitals receiving medicare money; and (5) eliminate relative responsibility provisions in old age assistance programs. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Government Publications, Mexican Americans, Older Adults, Poverty, Program Improvement, Social Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 5270-1461, $0.10)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.