Medigap Insurance: The New Catastrophe : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, November 2, 1989, Volume 4
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990 - Catastrophic health insurance - 120 pages
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Page 91 - Christensen, S. Long and J. Rodgers, 'Acute Health Care Costs for the Aged Medicare Population: Overview and Policy Options' (Washington, DC, Congressional Budget Office, May 1987).
Page 91 - Consumer Knowledge of Medicare and Supplemental Health Insurance Benefits," Health Services Research 20, no.
Page 73 - Responses 34.1% 46.5 15.5 19.1 38.6 23.5 18.5 48.5 8.9 percent knew that Medicare did not cover all physician charges, but only an extremely low number (9 percent) was aware that not everyone must pay more in federal taxes to finance the program. Other findings were just as surprising. For example, despite lengthy congressional debate on Medicare's lack of coverage for long-term nursing home care, only 19 percent of respondents knew that Medicare would not cover most of the costs of a six-month nursing...
Page 84 - I am not asked to do excessive amounts of work. In each case, the worker indicated his degree of satisfaction: Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, and not at all satisfied.
Page 67 - Furthermore, they pay a $360 hospitalization deductible only once in a single calendar year. Starting in 1990, there will be a $1,370 annual cap placed on Part B copayments. Prescription drug coverage — an entirely new Medicare benefit — will be phased in between 1990 and 1993; ultimately, Medicare will pay 80 percent of drug costs after an annual deductible of approximately $600 is met There are other benefit enhancements as well, most notably liberalization of Medicaid regulations that allow...
Page 3 - HEARING, A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SAID. "THE PREMIUM HAS TO RELATE TO THE BENEFITS THAT ARE BEING PROVIDED AND THESE BENEFITS ARE NOW GOING TO BE 'PICKED UP BY THE GOVERNMENT.
Page 79 - We performed chi-square tests and found that the following groups were most likely to own one or more policies (significance level in parentheses): individuals age 80 and under (10 percent), whites (1 percent), married (5 percent), better educated (1 percent), higher incomes (1 percent) and those reporting better health status (10 percent). Although most of the differences were not terribly great, race was a notable exception. Whereas 82 percent of whites owned policies, only 33 percent of nonwhites...
Page 14 - I would like to ask unanimous consent to include in the record at this point some editorials and an article. The first editorial from Life magazine, dated January 19, 1968, "LBJ and His Soft Dollar.