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ERIC Number: ED276906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-21
Investigation on Ways of Minimizing Routine and Catastrophic Health Costs for the Aging. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Retirement Income and Employment of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session (Essex, MD).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document contains witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to investigate ways of minimizing routine and catastrophic health care costs for the elderly. Recent changes in both the costs and quality of health care are examined. Opening statements are included from Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley and from Congressmen Thomas J. Tauke, Jim Lightfoot, and Ben Blaz. Five panels of witnesses provide testimony. Panel One consists of Sally Folkoff and Mr. Nikaliades, both children of Medicare beneficiaries; Bonnie McLaughlin, Meridian Nursing Home Center; and Colleen Galambos, Stella Maris Hospice. Panel Two consists of three physicians: William Reichel, Jose Martinez, and Ross Pierpont. Panel Three consists of Kevin Moley from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Panel Four consists of witnesses from the insurance industry, including Howard Richmond, Chief Investigator, Life and Health, Maryland Insurance Division; Joseph La Asmar, Chesapeake Health Plan; and Gary L. Eng, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland. The Fifth Panel includes Barbara B. Hill, Johns Hopkins Health Plan; Patrick Mattingly, Wyman Park Health Plan; and Catherine Kilmurray, American Association of Retired Persons. Materials submitted for the record are included throughout the text. (NB)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Financial Problems, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Hearings, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Older Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.