ERIC Number: ED254309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Federal Spending Cuts on Maternal and Child Health Care. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Goals and Intergovernmental Policy of the Joint Economic Committee. Congress of the United States, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (November 17, 1983).
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
The second in a series investigating child and maternal health care in the United States, this hearing explores the social impact of the 1981 spending cuts in funds for the federal maternal and child health block grant program. Statements from three senators describe the legislative history and successes of the program and detail the senators' efforts to restore funding to 1980 levels. Testimony is also given by medical experts from the Children's Health Fund, the Michigan Department of Public Health, the National Maternal and Child Health Resource Center, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Services for Children with Handicaps Program in the Minnesota Department of Health. This testimony describes the impact of spending cuts in various states on the numbers of children and pregnant women served and on the kinds of care they receive. Information is also given concerning the responses of state governments to the increasing demand for services (due to unemployment) in the face of federal funding cuts; the disproportionate effects of reduced federal funding on the urban poor, the rurally isolated, and handicapped children, as well as on the infant mortality rates of Blacks and Hispanics; and the cost effectiveness of prevention programs that provide prenatal care, immunization, and early diagnosis of health problems. (CB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.