Health Care Reform: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, Volume 12

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Page 158 - ... intended to secure the individual from the arbitrary exercise of the powers of government, unrestrained by the established principles of private rights and distributive justice.
Page 148 - ... termination of aid pending resolution of a controversy over eligibility may deprive an eligible recipient of the very means by which to live while he waits.
Page 148 - First, the private interest that will be affected by the official action; second, the risk of an erroneous deprivation of such interest through the procedures used, and the probable value, if any, of additional or substitute procedural safeguards; and finally, the Government's interest, including the function involved and the fiscal and administrative burdens that the additional or substitute procedural requirement would entail.
Page 630 - AOPA members design and fit orthoses and prostheses (braces and artificial limbs) that enable physically challenged individuals to overcome often serious and crippling injuries and return to productive lives. Most of our patients return to their homes, work, schools, or active retirement. The expectation of health care reform gives America an opportunity to maximize the quality and productivity of its citizens' lives by strengthening the role of rehabilitative services in the delivery and financing...
Page 158 - our cases have recognized that the Due Process Clauses generally confer no affirmative right to governmental aid, even where such aid may be necessary to secure life, liberty, or property interests of which the government itself may not deprive the individual.
Page 311 - how do we explain that the difference between life and death is a matter of dollars? How do we explain that those who are wealthy have a greater chance to enjoy a longer life than those who are not?
Page 325 - R., et al: The Major Trauma Outcome Study: Establishing national norms for trauma care. Journal of Trauma.
Page 484 - In the elderly and contribute to the social Isolation of the Individual. Early detection and appropriate treatment are essential to preserve performance and prevent damage and consequent handicaps which can result from neglect. The two age groups at highest risk for vision problems are children and the elderly. Children Children are at high risk because of the Impact of uncorrected vision handicaps on their educational and developmental progress, Including visual and perceptual skills for language...
Page 153 - Labor regulations require that decisions on review be made "promptly," generally within 60 days. Plans may extend the time period for response to 120 days after receipt of the request for review if there are special circumstances, such as the need to hold a hearing or to wait for a meeting of the board of trustees. A request for review that is not acted upon within 120 days is deemed to be denied, and the claimant may seek judicial review.37 Participants and beneficiaries have hurt by the restrictions...

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