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
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990 - 124 pages
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Administration Aging Americans annual areas average believe benefits better budget Chairman citizens COLA commitment Committee on Aging concern CONGRESS THE LIBRARY Consumer continue contribute cover coverage cuts deductible Department dollars efforts elderly employers face fact federal federal government Figure Financing funding future going growth health care costs health insurance hearing higher hospital House improve income increase Index individuals issue less LIBRARY OF CONGRESS long-term long-term care look mean Medicaid Medicare million minorities month nursing home older overall payment Pepper Commission percent persons physician poor premium President problem proposes protection public plan question RARY receive recommendations response RESS rising Secretary SULLIVAN senior Social Security Administration Social Security payments Source spend STATEMENT sure term Thank uninsured vulnerable workers
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 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...