Health Care for the Uninsured: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health for Families and the Uninsured of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session-[second Session].

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Page 17 - I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live...
Page 141 - I am president of the International Union, United Automobile. Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). I...
Page 36 - ... abroad. Those involved in competitive markets (like the fiercely competitive automobile business) cannot raise prices at will to recoup higher health costs. Instead, what results is a classic squeeze on profits. Lower profits reduce the funds which would otherwise be available for investment in research, new products \, and job creation. Lower profits also result in a reduction of tax revenues for investment by government in infrastructure improvement, including vital areas such as education....
Page 89 - Senator, we will be delighted to hear from you at this time. STATEMENT OF HON.
Page 145 - The UAW believes that employers should not have to compete on the basis of their health care costs. There should be a "level playing field,' with all employers sharing equally in the costs of providing a basic level of health care protection to all Americans. All employers currently pay the same...
Page 165 - A major problem the health system reform debate must contend with is how to address the legitimate concerns of the very small business person. Seventy-five percent of US businesses employ fewer than 10 persons.
Page 306 - ... attributable to the fact that they employ family members. Since full service plans similar to those in large companies are offered to protect employers and their employees against substantial risks and to retain and attract employees, small business owners prefer full service plans. Small employers...
Page 176 - ... of benefits for every dollar spent. (10) Sixty-one percent of the respondents in 1989 called for government help in reducing the cost of health care and health insurance. Small businesses also supported the imposition of doctor fee structures in Medicare. However, the majority of small firms oppose national health insurance and an overwhelming majority oppose mandates, strongly believing there are market-oriented "fixes".
Page 194 - Benefits include reimbursement for inpatient tuberculosis and psychiatric hospital services — with a lifetime limit of 190 days of care in a psychiatric hospital — and emergency inpatient care in a nonparticipating hospital.
Page 195 - In any six month period, approximately 29.4 million adult Americans (18.7 percent of the population) suffer from one or more mental disorders ranging from mild to serious, but for whom therapeutic intervention is appropriate.

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