ERIC Number: ED310201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Who Cares? The Heatlh Care Gap and How To Bridge It. Proceedings of the Conference (Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986).
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, Washington, DC. Women's Research and Education Inst.; Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Washington, DC.; Congressional Hispanic Caucus Inst., Washington, DC.
This publication presents proceedings of a conference on barriers to health care experienced by women and minorities in the United States. Welcoming remarks were offered by Representative Charles B. Rangel. Representatives Patricia Schroeder (Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues), Louis Stokes (Congressional Black Caucus), and Robert Garcia (Congressional Hispanic Caucus) presented the viewpoints of their respective caucuses. A keynote address was delivered by Dr. Karen Davis of Johns Hopkins University. The section, "Today's Budget Cuts/Tomorrow's Priorities," is comprised of the following presentations: (1) "Reordering Our Priorities" (Dr. John L. S. Holloman, Jr.); (2) "How Health Care Cuts Affect Women, Infants, Children" (Representative Matthew G. Martinez); and (3) "Rips in the Elderly's Safety Net" (Representative Claudine Schneider). "Points of View: A Panel Discussion," moderated by Paquito Vivo, is comprised of the following presentations: (1) "The Past Still Haunts Us" (Dr. Marjorie Lightman); (2) "Is There a Role for the Private Sector in Solving the Problem of Indigent Care?" (H. Michael Schiffer); (3) "Cross-Cultural Differences in Health Insurance, Coverage, and Access to Health Care" (Fernando M. Trevino); (4) "For-Profit Hospitals: The Implications for Indigent Patients" (Marcia Jones); and (5) "Assessing the Health Care Gap for Women and Minorities and Their Families" (Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris). Concluding comments were presented by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Representative Mickey Leland. A list of references is appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Government Role, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Health Services, Human Services, Minority Groups, Public Health, Public Policy
Women's Research and Education Institute, 1700 18th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, Washington, DC. Women's Research and Education Inst.; Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Washington, DC.; Congressional Hispanic Caucus Inst., Washington, DC.