Health, Education, and Welfare: Accomplishments, 1963-1968, Problems and Challenges, and a Look to the Future. A Report to President Lyndon B. Johnson [by] Wilbur J. Cohen, Secretary

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Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1968 - 136 pages

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Page 2 - A historic decision took place in 1854 when President Franklin Pierce vetoed legislation that provided for federal aid to states in the form of land for the construction of facilities for care and treatment of the insane. Pierce said that such legislation would set a precedent in the care of the indigent that could lead to federal participation in measures for the care of other indigents and thus "to transfer to the Federal Government the charge of the poor in all the States.
Page 102 - Nation greater opportunity to make available to their patients the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and related diseases.
Page 30 - Annual revisions of these plans by each State became mandatory by regulation. Since the original Hill-Burton legislation was passed several major amendments have been enacted. In 1954, the act was amended to assist the several States in the construction of diagnostic or treatment centers, hospitals for the chronically ill, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes. In 1958, Congress gave an eligible sponsor the option to take a loan in lieu of a grant. The Community Health Services and Facilities...
Page 121 - ... referral, and counselling services • 9. Assurance that the elderly may freely and independently choose what they wish to do with their lives in a heal thy, dynamic and improving society: Create the opportunity to participate fully in 'family and community life. Freedom of movement from job to Job without loss -of retirement rights, and adequate of rights under private pension plans. Preretirement counselling of high quality to assist in meeting...
Page 56 - ... (B) to nonprofit educational or public health institutions or organizations, such as medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, schools, colleges, universities, schools for the mentally retarded, schools for the physically handicapped, child care centers, radio and television stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as educational radio or educational television stations, museums attended by the public, and libraries serving free all...
Page 56 - ... Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco, carry out the field work on the programs in the States in their respective regions. (See par. 4 below.) (c) Scope of program availability. The National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Nonfood Assistance Programs are available to schools in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. The Special Food Service Program for Children is available to eligible institutions in the above listing...
Page 62 - There are three times as many physicians per 100,000 population in New York {highest) as there are in Mississippi (lowest) . New York's average per pupil school expenditure is over 2 1/2 times as high as Mississippi's. The average monthly AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) payment per recipient is over 7 times as high in Hew York as in Mississippi.
Page 128 - Authorize payments for drugs under Medicare and Medicaid on the basis of reasonable price range. The cost should not exceed the amount at which the drug is generally available for sale to establishments dispensing drugs in a given strength or dosage form by its established name or, if lower, by proprietary designation.
Page 119 - Adequate and appropriate housing at a cost the aged can afford: Improve housing and provide a range of: choices to meet the needs of all older people. Establish and maintain standards for health and safety of rental housing for the aged. Expand rent supplement programs for low-income elderly.
Page 4 - The Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs shall be responsible for the direction of the functions of the Public Health Service and the Food and Drug Administration. Delegations of authority. All delegations of authority to the Surgeon General and to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs effective immediately prior to the effective date of this Reorganization Order are hereby revoked.

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