In Poor Health, the Federal Commitment to Vulnerable Americans: Hearing Before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, March 5, 1990, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990 - 124 pages
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Page 97 - SYSTEM. 1. Businesses with 100 or fewer, employees are encouraged to provide health insurance for their employees and non-working dependents. * To make insurance more available and affordable: The private insurance market is reformed. A minimum •package is available. — Tax credits/subsidies for certain small employers are available. Self-employed and unincorporated businesses can deduct 100% of their premiums. * If employers purchase coverage and achieve a specified coverage target, there is...
Page 4 - School, those 85 and older have a three-fold greater risk of losing their independence, seven times the chance of entering a nursing home and two-and-a-half times the risk of dying compared to persons 65 to 74 years of age.
Page 120 - Act at or through institutes under the National Institutes of Health and the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration...
Page 27 - LOUIS W. SULLIVAN, MD, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Secretary SULLIVAN.
Page 109 - Issues . 1. Expanding health care insurance coverage should reinforce — not replace — support for primary care delivery systems targeted at the poor and underserved. Organized primary care providers (eg, local health departments and community health centers) should be recognized and reimbursed by private and public payers on the same basis as all other providers.
Page 111 - If 80% of uninsured employees of firms with 25-100 workers (as of Year 1) are not insured through their employers, along with their dependents, all employers of this size are required to provide private insurance coverage or contribute toward the cost of their coverage in the public plan. If coverage target is met, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to recommend to Congress ways to cover those still left out.
Page 111 - If 80% of uninsured employees of firms with fewer than 25 workers (as of Year 1) are not insured through their employers, along with their dependents, all employers of this size are required to provide coverage or contribute toward the cost of coverage in the public plan.
Page 6 - Medicaid benefits to all pregnant women and children up to age 6 with family incomes up to 133 percent of the Federal poverty level. (See box 16-B for a summary of OBRA-89 and OBRA-90...
Page 113 - Structure of the Plan 1 . Social Insurance for Home and Community-based Care * Severely disabled individuals of all ages are eligible for this program. This includes individuals who need hands-on or supervisory assistance with three out of five ADL's (Activities of Daily Living) (eating, transferring, toileting, dressing, bathing) , or who are severely cognitively impaired. * Eligibility is determined by a state/local government or federally-funded non-profit assessment agency using standardized...
Page 50 - It is a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

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