Serial No. 103-71, Part I: Health Security Act-Part I, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session on H.R. 3600, February 28, 1994   [open pdf - 48MB]

This is the February 28, 1994 hearing on "Health Security Act-Part I," held before the House Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Bill Richardson: "This morning we will be taking testimony on H.R. 3600, the President's Health Security Act. I don't need to remind anyone of the importance of the subject of health care reform. What we will be discussing specifically is the impact of this plan on our Native American population. [...] The responsibility comes from treaties and statutes and has a solid foundation in the law. In spite of this obligation, the responsibility of the United States to provide decent health care to Indian people has always fallen somewhat short of the mark. Native Americans have the highest rates of diabetes, tuberculosis, and fetal alcohol syndrome, teen suicides, and among the shortest life spans. The funding is never adequate and the provisions of services never meets the needs of Indian country." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michel Lincoln, Phillip Martin, Julie Barton, Lydia Hubbard-Pourier, Pamela E. Iron, Julia A. Davis, Alida Montiel, and Christopher T. Stearns.

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