Catastrophic Health Insurance and Medical Assistance Reform: Hearings Before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session ... March 27, 28, and 29, 1979
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Page 112 - Congress to which the report is made. (c) It shall be the duty of the Managing Trustee to invest such portion of the Trust Fund as is not, in his judgment, required to meet current withdrawals. Such investments may be made only in interestbearing obligations of the United States or in obligations guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States.
Page 128 - Council shall each be entitled to receive the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule for each day (including travel time) during which they are engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Council.
Page 111 - Congress whenever the Board is of the opinion that the amount of the Trust Fund is unduly small; and...
Page 18 - Fund is unduly small; and (4) Review the general policies followed in managing the Trust Fund, and recommend changes in such policies, including necessary changes in the provisions of law which govern the way in which the Trust Fund is to be managed. The report provided for in paragraph (2) shall include a statement of the assets of, and the...
Page 515 - ... general population. Up to 25 percent of older persons have been estimated to have significant mental health problems. Yet only 4 percent of patients seen in public outpatient mental health clinics and 2 percent of those seen in private psychiatric care are elderly. Part of the problem is attitudinal. Too often the elderly are told, and many believe, that adverse psychological symptoms are natural aspects of growing old. Senility is a term loosely applied to thousands of older Americans, yet as...
Page 441 - Public versus Private Administration of Health Insurance: A Study in Relative Economic Efficiency," Inquiry 15 (December 1978): 379-87.
Page 618 - ... in the case of inpatient psychiatric hospital services, such services are or were required to be given on an inpatient basis, by or under the supervision of a physician, for the psychiatric treatment of an individual; and (i) such treatment can or could reasonably be expected to improve the condition for which such treatment is or was necessary...
Page 618 - USC 249) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (6), by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (7) and inserting in lieu thereof " ; and", and by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph : "(8...
Page 635 - ... because it is the individual that knows his own troubles, even if he is not literate or sophisticated in other respects. The idea of democracy as opposed to any conception of aristocracy is that every individual must be consulted in such a way, actively not passively, that he himself becomes a part of the process of authority, of the process of social control; that his needs and wants have a chance to be registered where they count in determining social policy.