ERIC Number: ED307342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Medicaid Issues in Family Welfare and Nursing Home Reform. Including H.R. 2270, a Bill To Amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act To Change the Medicaid Requirements for Nursing Facilities Based on Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (April 24 and May 12, 1987).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Two hearings held a month apart examine major issues concerning Medicaid benefits in family welfare and nursing home reform. The first set of hearings discusses the proposed Family Welfare Reform Act of 1987 (H.R. 1720), which is intended to replace the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program of the Social Security Act Title IV. Expert witnesses from the legal and social services community discuss ways to assure that women who leave the welfare rolls and return to work can continue to have Medicaid or other health care coverage for themselves and their children. Statistical data are included on two tables and two graphs. The second set of hearings concern the Medicaid Nursing Home Quality Care Amendments of 1987 (H.R. 2270), to amend the Social Security Act Title XIX to change the Medicaid requirements for nursing facilities, other than intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded. The purpose of the amendments are to improve the quality of care that poor elderly and disabled Medicaid patients receive in nursing homes. New requirements concern the following: (1) service provision; (2) residents' rights; (3) administration; and (4) compliance and sanctions. Thity-nine witnesses from the health care community provided supporting testimony, including case studies. The full text of H.R. 2270 is included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Problems, Family Financial Resources, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Fringe Benefits, Health Insurance, Incentives, Low Income Groups, Medical Services, Mothers, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Patients, Physical Disabilities, Poverty, Quality of Life, Residential Care, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Social Security Act