Reports and Guidelines from the White House Conference on Aging, Issues 1-14

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U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Special Staff on Aging, 1961

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Page 34 - The problem of furnishing an adequate level of high quality health care for the aged is so large and so complex that its solution will require the use of a variety of approaches, including individual and family resources, voluntary health insurance, industrial programs, social security, public assistance, and a variety of other programs. Present Federal legislation providing Governmental aid for recipients of public assistance and for the medically indigent is desirable and should be strengthened...
Page 63 - He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry out the wealth of the Indies.
Page 32 - Private voluntary effort and public assistance can contribute much to the solution of the problem of health care for the aged. However, they will continue to fall short of meeting the basic medical care needs of the aged as a whole. The majority of the delegates of Section 2 (by a vote of 170 to 99) believe that the social security mechanism should be the basic means of financing health care for the aged.
Page 47 - In an economy characterized by rising wages and salaries it is necessary to give periodic review to the maximum amount of earnings subject to contributions and credited toward benefits under OASDI, since this maximum determines the proportion of the covered payrolls available to finance the program and is a major factor in determining the extent to which the program pays benefits reasonably related to the past earnings of the individual. 7. The level of benefits under OASDI should be...
Page 1 - man's potential for change and growth is much greater than we are willing to admit and that old age be regarded not as the age of stagnation but as the age of opportunities for inner growth.
Page 30 - Differential benefits based on a work record are a reward for productive effort and are consistent with general economic incentives, while the knowledge that benefits will be paid — irrespective of whether the individual is in need — supports and stimulates his drive to add his personal savings to the basic security he has acquired through the insurance system. Under such a social insurance system, the individual earns a right to a benefit that is related to his contribution to production.
Page 16 - Americans depends upon a strong, sound and secure economy capable of providing a high level of goods and services. The first principle of a constructive approach to the income maintenance needs of the aged, therefore, is that the measures taken to promote oldage security be in harmony with broad economic objectives. The second principle of a constructive approach to the income maintenance needs of the aged is that there should be opportunity for productive employment for those who are able and want...
Page 5 - Section, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Transaction category, or sector 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 19 76 19 77 19 7В 1 Total funds advanced in credit markets to HI H2 HI H2 HI...
Page 49 - Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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