Public Hearings on National Health Insurance: Prepared Statements of Witnesses, Part 10
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975
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Page 20 - Act under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and shall, with the approval of the Secretary, prescribe such regulations as may be necessary for the administration of this Act.
Page 134 - US Health Care is second rate because we rank lower than 1 3 other industrial countries in Infant Mortality" The usual reference is the USPHS Monograph, Number 1000, Series 3, Number 6, International Comparison of Prenatal and Infant Mortality: The United States and Six West European Countries, March, 1967. This Monograph spells out marked differences in definition of terms of neonatal death, and variations in reliability of collecting of data among the various countries. It contains qualifying remarks...
Page 140 - But, the Council noted, figures compiled by the Professional Activity Study of the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities showed identical peaks for patients 65 years and older even before Medicare was established.
Page 123 - Elimination of the fee has always been a must in our thinking, since it is a barrier to early entry into sick care. Early entry is essential for early treatment and for preventing serious illness and complications. Only after years of costly experience did we discover that the elimination of the fee is practically as much of a barrier to early sick care as the fee itself. The reason is that when we removed the fee, we removed...
Page 2 - consumer choice" or "competition" health insurance plans would make the nation's present costly, fragmented, and inflationary health care delivery system worse rather than better. The nation needs a health care system with basic coverage which emphasizes a comprehensive single standard of benefits, universal coverage, access to health care as a matter of right, incentives for reform of the delivery system, built-in quality controls, effective cost controls, minimum administrative overhead cost, equitable...