Health Care Crisis: Problems of Cost and Access for Children of Color : Hearing Before the Task Force on Human Resources of the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, November 19, 1990, Volume 4

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Page 70 - OBRA of 1989 codified a regulatory requirement that provider reimbursement rates be "sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available under the plan at least to the extent that such care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area.* California is not implementing this requirement in setting anestheslology and radiology rates.
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Page 60 - Sept. 30, 1987). ~~ of all births1 born in 1985 were almost 40 times more likely to die during the first 4 weeks of life than normal birth-weight babies. More than $2.5 billion is spent annually on neonatal intensive care services, primarily for low birth-weight babies. According to the Institute of Medicine, for every dollar spent on prenatal care for high-risk women — such as those we interviewed — over three dollars could be saved in the cost of care for low birth-weight babies. In 1980, the...
Page 63 - Similarly, two-thirds of the hospitals surveyed by the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families reported that they had no drug treatment programs to which their pregnant patients could be referred.
Page 34 - I listened to you, and I thank you very much for what you have done for us.
Page 41 - ... sums are astronomical, in terms of what one has to pay, so this has a very definite impact on the programs for older people. CHAIRMAN FLEMMING. There are quite a number of other areas that I would like to explore, but the time schedule is such that I guess we will have to bring it to a close. But I just want to say to both of you thank you for what you are doing as advocates for the elderly. Counsel will please call the next witnesses. Ms. GEREBENICS. Mrs. Sandra Rothman, Mr. Howard Abbey, Ms....

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