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NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

JULY 10, 11, 17, 24; SEPTEMBER 12, 1975

Printed for the use of the Committee on Ways and Means

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1975

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COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

AL ULLMAN, Oregon, Chairman WILBU'R D. MILLS, Arkansas

HERMAN T. SCHNEEBELI, Pennsylvania JAMES A. BURKE, Massachusetts

BARBER B. CONABLE, JR., New York DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois

JOHN J. DUNCAN, Tennessee PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia

DONALD D. CLANCY, Ohio CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio

BILL ARCHER, Texas RICHARD H. FULTON, Tennessee 1

GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan OMAR BURLESON, Texas

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin JAMES C. CORMAN, California

PHILIP M. CRANE, Illinois WILLIAM J. GREEN, Pennsylvania

BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota SAM M. GIBBONS, Florida

JAMES G. MARTIN, North Carolina JOE D. WAGGONNER, JR., Louisiana L. A. (SKIP) BAFALIS, Florida JOSEPII E. KARTH, Minnesota

WILLIAM M. KETCHUM, California
OTIS G. PIKE, New York
RICHARD F. VANDER VEEN, Michigan
J. J. PICKLE, Texas
HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey
CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York
WILLIAM R. COTTER, Connecticut
FORTNEY H. (PETE) STARK, California
JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma
ANDY JACOBS, JR., Indiana
ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois
MARTHA KEYS, Kansas
JOSEPH L. FISHER, Virginia
HAROLD FORD, Tennessee

JOHN M. MARTIN, Jr., Chief Counsel
J. P. BAKER, Assistant Chief Counsel
JOHN K. MEAGHER, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH

DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois, Chairman JAMES C. CORMAN, California

JOHN J. DUNCIN, Tennessee OTIS G. PIKE, New York

PIILIP M. CRANE, Illinois CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio

JAJES G. MARTIN, North Carolina
RICHARD H. FULTON, Tennessee 1

DONALD D. CLANCY, Ohio
OMAR BURLESON, Texas
JOE I). WAGGONVER, JR., Louisiana
WILLIAM R. COTTER, Connecticut
MARTHA KEYS, Kansas

1 Resigned August 11, 1975.

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NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

(Broad Assessment of American Health Status and the American Health Care Delivery and Financing Systems)

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1975

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH,
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to notice, in the committee hearing room, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Dan Rostenkowski (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

[The press releases announcing the hearings follow:]

(Press release No. 7 of Tuesday, June 24, 1975) SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DAN ROSTENKOWSKI (D., ILL.) SUBCOMMITTEE ON

(EALTH, COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, ANNOUNCES PA EL DIE SSIONS ON NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE BEGINNING JULY 10, 1975

Subcommittee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D. Ill.) of the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means announced today the second stage in the Subcommittee's consideration of national health insurance. This stage will involve small panel discussions on the broad issues in national health insurance. The Subcommittee will form these small panels from members of the Advisory Panel on National Health Insurance, which it established earlier this year (see: Press Release Nos. 2, 3, and 5).

The panel discussions will begin on July 19, 1975 at 10:00 a.m. and are also scheduled for July 11, 17, and 24. The sessions will be conducted in the Main Hearing Room of the Ways and Means Committee in the Longworth House Office Building

It is expected that public hearings and additional panel discussions will be scheduled later in the year on the subject of national health insurance.

In addition, on July 31, the Subcommittee will meet to consider which aspects of medicare it will want to address in public hearings to be held after the August recess. Included in the discussion will be possible action on recent Department of Health, Education, and Welfare medicare regulations which were the subject of a public oversight hearing on June 12, 1975 (see: Press Release No. 6).

(Press release No. 8 of Tuesday, July 1, 1975)

SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DAN ROSTENKOWSKI (D., ILL.) SUBCOMMITTEE ON

HEALTH, COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS RELEASES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PANEL DISCUSSIONS FOR JULY

Subcommittee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D., Ill.) of the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means today released additional information about the panel discussions on national health insurance scheduled for

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