ERIC Number: ED214642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Medicaid Cutbacks on Infant Care. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Health and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session (July 27, 1981).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
The purpose of these Hearings of Subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, is to investigate the effects of medicaid cutbacks on infant health. After introductory statements by the chairmen of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, the testimony of medical experts from Florida and Alabama is reported verbatim. In addition, testimony from a Texas legal services agency is reported. The difficulties of the poor in obtaining neonatal care for pregnant women is repeatedly described by the witnesses, and an overview of the impact of medicaid and other Federal health programs on the health of the poor is provided. Also included is a policy paper from the national health law program. In the paper, statistics on maternal care for the poor, denial of prenatal and delivery care, the effects of medicaid cuts on public hospitals, plus proposed reductions in federal health programs for the poor are discussed. Concluding testimony records the positions taken by witnesses representing the Reagan administration's perspective on the issues raised. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.