ERIC Number: ED265436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Developments in Aging: 1984. Volume 1. A Report of the Special Committee on Aging. United States Senate, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session. Pursuant to S. Res. 354, March 2, 1984, Resolution Authorizing a Study of the Problems of the Aged and Aging.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
This is a 1984 annual Senate report on aging which examines the health, income, employment, housing, and assistance problems of older people. In a preface, Senators Heinz and Glenn note the following significant events of l984: (1) Congress reauthorized the Older Americans Act; (2) a strong economy with low inflation helped Social Security and Medicare avoid financial difficulties; (3) health care costs are still increasing dramatically and will continue to do so with increasing percentages of older Americans; (4) subgroups of the elderly including the sick, very old, minorities, and widows still suffer high poverty rates; and (5) reassessment of the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Older Americans Act programs will occur in 1985. The main text of the document is divided into five parts. Part I, Retirement Income, includes chapters on Social Security, employee pensions, taxes and savings, and employment. Part II, Low-Income Assistance Programs, contains chapters on supplemental security income and food stamps. Chapters in Part III, Health, deal with health care and long-term care. Chapters in Part IV, Housing, examine housing programs and energy assistance and weatherization. Part V, Social Services, contains chapters on the Older Americans Act; social, community, and legal services; personal safety and consumer issues; and civil liberties. These sections include discussions, statistics, tables, and graphs. A section of supplemental materials includes a list of 1984 hearings and witnesses, a list of committee prints and reports printed by the committee in 1984, names of committee staff members, and a publications list. The entire report is indexed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security