Health Reinsurance Legislation: Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Eighty-third Congress, Second Session on H. R. 8356. A Bill to Improve the Public Health by Encouraging More Extensive Use of the Voluntary Prepayment Method in the Provision of Personal Health Services. March 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, April 1, 2, 5, 8, May 5, 6 and 7, 1954, Volumes 34-38
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1954 - 453 pages
Considers legislation to encourage voluntary prepayment for health services.
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Page 337 - Congress hereby declares that the continued regulation and taxation by the several States of the business of insurance is in the public interest...
Page 2 - Secretary but not exceeding $50 per diem, including travel time, and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law (5 IT. SC 73b-2) for persons in the Government service employed intermittently.
Page 12 - Administrator deems necessary for the conduct of its business ; and (9) shall determine the character of and the necessity for its obligations and expenditures, and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed and paid, subject to provisions of law specifically applicable to Government corporations.
Page 2 - Act, to employ experts and consultants or organizations thereof, as authorized by section 15 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (5 USC 55a).
Page 3 - Education. (b) In administering the provisions of this Act for which he is responsible, the Commissioner is authorized to utilize the services and facilities of any agency of the Federal Government and of any other public or nonprofit agency or institution in accordance with appropriate agreements, and to pay for such services either in advance or by way of reimbursement, as may be agreed upon.
Page 15 - HR 8356, a bill to improve the public health by encouraging more extensive use of the voluntary prepayment method in the provision of personal health services.
Page 10 - Treasury shall determine the applicable interest rate annually in advance, such rate to be calculated to reimburse the Treasury for its costs in connection with such unrepaid advances, taking into consideration the current average interest rate on outstanding marketable long-term obligations of the United States.
Page 116 - Government can and should work with them to study and devise better insurance protection to meet the public need. I recommend the establishment of a limited Federal reinsurance service to encourage private and nonprofit health insurance organizations to offer broader health protection to more families.
Page 12 - ... wholly owned Government corporations by the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended ; and (2) maintain an integral set of accounts which shall be audited annually by the General Accounting Office in accordance with the principles and procedures applicable to commercial transactions as provided by the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended...