ERIC Number: ED279962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep-12
The Catastrophe of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans: In Search of a U.S. Health Plan. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document presents witnesses' testimonies from a Congressional hearing called to examine the health care access problems of the large number of Americans without health insurance and those suffering from underinsurance or inadequate coverage of primary acute or long-term care. Opening statements are included from Representatives Edward Roybal, Matthew Rinaldo, Ralph Regula, Don Bonker, Marilyn Lloyd, Olympia Snowe, and Helen Bentley. The text of the "USHealth" Program Act: An American Healthplan (H.R. 5070), Representative Roybal's bill to contain health care costs, maintain quality, and ensure access for all Americans is included. Witnesses providing testimony include: (1) a mother of a brain-injured child; (2) Albert Sabin, developer of the Sabin polio vaccine; (3) Mary Hatwood Futrell, president, National Education Association; (4) Arthur Flemming, chair, Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights; (5) Robert Helms, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; and (6) Uwe Reinhardt, professor of political economy, Princeton University. Prepared statements are included from Douglas Fraser, chairman, Health Security Action Council; Barbara Rohan, president, Re-Hab Associates, Inc. & Sports Medicine Center; Joyce Romero, secretary, Kansas Department on Aging; and Cancer Care, Inc. (NB)
Descriptors: Family Problems, Federal Legislation, Financial Problems, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Hearings
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.