Assessing Public Health and the Delivery of Care in the Wake of Katrina: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, September 22, 2005   [open pdf - 470KB]

From the opening statement of Nathan Deal: "As everyone is now aware, Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of countless thousands of people living along America's Gulf Coast and decimated much of the public health structure in the areas that were hit by the hurricane. The purpose of today's hearing is to focus on the current situation on the ground in terms of public health and the health delivery infrastructure, and to focus on how we can improve our preparation and response to similar natural disasters in the future. A broad list of public and private sector organizations are working together in efforts to improve the lives of people affected by Hurricane Katrina, and I am proud to say that many of these groups are represented here today on our panels. We have two panels of witnesses appearing before us, and I believe they certainly can help shed light on the current situation in the affected areas and on the direction we need to take in the future to lessen the impact of similar natural disasters." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nathan Deal, Edolphus Towns, Barbara Cubin, Henry A. Waxman, Ted Strickland, Diana DeGette, Sherrod Brown, Ed Whitfield, Bart Stupak, John D. Dingell, Anna G. Eshoo, Joe Barton, Lois Capps, Michael C. Burgess, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown, John B. Shadegg, Tom Allen, Jan Schakowsky, and Bobby L. Rush.

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