Minimum Health Benefits for All Workers Act of 1987: Hearing Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session on S. 1265 ....

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Page 28 - Progressive companies work with their employees to reduce illness and accidents — not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because it is cost-effective.
Page 286 - FRANK S. SWAIN CHIEF COUNSEL FOR ADVOCACY US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE OH MANDATED EMPLOYER-PAID HEALTH INSURANCE.
Page 403 - Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, we thank you for the opportunity to testify, and we look forward to working with...
Page 67 - If Congress is serious about taking steps to restore the competitiveness of our industrial base, one important measure would be to reduce the unfair shifting of health care costs by requiring every employer to pay for health insurance benefits for its own workers.
Page 404 - Minimum Health Benefits For All Workers Act of 1987.
Page 167 - continuation of coverage" provisions were attached to the reconciliation measure with virtually no Congressional discussion. Although the continuation of coverage under COBRA is made available at the beneficiary's own expense, simply complying with COBRA is an administrative burden for many companies. Moreover, the likelihood that those individuals who are the most frequent users of health care coverage will be the most likely to continue that coverage — with the commensurate increase In insurance...
Page 404 - Honorable Edward M. Kennedy Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Mr.
Page 165 - Angeles found that 9 percent of respondents — equivalent to 22 million Americans — described themselves as uninsured. The Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that approximately 35 million Americans, or about 14.5 percent of the population, are without health care coverage, of which perhaps 17 million are people who hold jobs and several million more are the dependents of workers. Whatever the precise number, the problem is substantial and is especially prevalent within the small business...
Page 391 - In 1981, Natisco Rehabilitation Management, Inc., a case management company, estimated that for every dollar spent on rehabilitation, $12.68 was saved in claim costs. * Several studies on spinal cord injuries concluded that for every dollar spent on rehabilitation, $3.00 to $6.00 is saved. In order to take full advantage of rehabilitation's cost-effectiveness, coverage for these services must extend to a variety of settings. The NRC recommends, therefore, that...
Page 167 - Benefits Until very recently, the trend toward mandated health benefits remained largely a state law phenomenon. For decades, the only benefits that employers were required by federal law to provide were Social Security, unemployment insurance, and workers

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