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HEARINGS
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.

UNITED STATES SENATE

BEFORE THE

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 12580

AN ACT TO EXTEND AND IMPROVE COVERAGE UNDER THE FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS, AND DISABILITY INSURANCE SYSTEM AND TO REMOVE HARDSHIPS AND INEQUITIES, IMPROVE THE FINANCING OF THE TRUST FUNDS, AND PROVIDE DISABILITY BENEFITS TO ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUALS UNDER SUCH SYSTEM; TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO STATES FOR MEDICAL CARE FOR AGED INDIVIDUALS OF LOW INCOME; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND MATERNAL AND CHILD WELFARE PROVISIONS OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT; TO IMPROVE THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROVISIONS

OF SUCH ACT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

HARRY FLOOD BYRD, Virginia, Chairman ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma

JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware J. ALLEN FREAR, JR., Delaware

FRANK CARLSON, Kansas RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

WALLACE F. BENNETT, Utah GEORGE A. SMATHERS, Florida

JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Illinois

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky ALBERT GORE, Tennessee HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia EUGENE J. MCCARTHY, Minnesota VANCE HARTKE, Indiana

ELIZABETH B. SPRINGER, Chief Clerk

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American Dental Association..-

American Public Welfare Association..

Bartlett, Hon. E. L., U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska..
Butler, Allan M., professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and

chairman, the Physicians Forum.--
Byrd, Hon. Robert C., U.S. Senator from the State of West Virginia.
Case, Hon. Clifford P., U.S. Senator from the State of New Jersey -
Chamber of Commerce of the United States. --
Chance, Hugh E., International Chiropractors Association; accompanied

by S. K. Keiser, Lancaster, Pa--
Cohen, Wilbur J.-

Distribution of Federal funds among the States under the proposed

medical services for the aged plan---

Meeting the health care needs of older people through social insurance.

Old-age assistance and aid to dependent children combined-Esti-

mated annual increase needed in public assistance payments under

specified measures -

Old-age assistance and aid to dependent children, separately-Cost

standards for basic requirements estimated at twice specified food

costs in USDA low-cost food plan: Financial need met by public

assistance payments for basic requirements and special needs other

than for medical care at end of calendar year 1958, under specified

measure of total cost for basic items...

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