Government's Response to the Elderly (Introduction to the Administration on Aging): Hearing Before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, September 24, 1975

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71. lappuse - HUD's nursing and intermediate care facility programs — and nearly 18,000 such accommodations will be provided next year. Finally, a large number of elderly citizens will benefit from other housing funded by this year's record number of nearly 600,000 subsidized housing unit reservations. Clearly, we are making substantial progress In this important area. A number of other administrative steps have also been taken to ensure that this new housing Is responsive to the special needs of the elderly....
34. lappuse - III establishes a program intended to address the failure in most communities to systematically pool the resources and services that are available for older persons and to focus them in such a manner as to make a significant impact on the lives of older persons.
54. lappuse - ... is evident when we look at the Federal budget. If our budget proposals are accepted, overall Federal spending for the elderly in fiscal year 1973 will be $50 billion, nearly 150 percent of what it was when this Administration took office. One particularly important example of increased concern for the elderly is the fact that overall Federal spending under the Older Americans Act alone has grown from $32 million in fiscal year 1969 to a proposed $257 million in fiscal year 1973 — an eight-fold...
75. lappuse - ... religion or any other characteristic which Ignores a person's unique status as an individual and treats him or her as a member of some arbitrarily-defined group. Especially in the employment field, discrimination based on age is cruel and selfdefeating; it destroys the spirit of those who want to work and it denies the Nation the contribution they could make if they were working.
76. lappuse - ... and rewarding for more Americans. Only through a wise investment in research now, can we be sure that our medical triumphs of the past will not lead to social tragedies in the future. What we need is a comprehensive, coordinated research program, one which Includes disciplines ranging from biomedical research to transportation systems analysis, from psychology and sociology to management science and economics. To coordinate the development of such a program, a new Technical Advisory Committee...
67. lappuse - Medlcald funds must have been Inspected and correctly certified by July 1, 1972. While we prefer to upgrade substandard homes rather than shut them down, we will not hesitate to cut off money when that Is necessary. As of February 11, 1972, In fact, 13 extended care facilities had been decertified for participation in Medicare. In such cases, as I have often pledged before, we are firmly committed to seeing that adequate alternative arrangements are made for those who are displaced. In fiscal year...
68. lappuse - ... million would be allocated in special project assistance to develop new and innovative approaches and to strengthen particularly promising area plans. By establishing overall objectives and by providing both money and mechanisms for a stronger planning and coordination effort, we can ensure that resources and energies which are now widely scattered and fragmented can be pulled together in ways which will notably increase their impact.
59. lappuse - HR i would correct this situation by increasing widows' benefits to 100 percent of the benefits payable to their late husbands. It would similarly expand the eligibility of a widower for benefits payable to his late wife. Altogether, this provision would mean that about...
59. lappuse - ... ever since. It is high time this step was taken. Those who can work and want to work should not be discouraged from working — as they often are under the present law. By reducing the barriers to work, we can increase the sense of participation among older citizens and at the same time tap their energies and experience more effectively. Under HR 1, the amount that a beneficiary could earn without losing any social security would be increased from $1,680 a year to $2,000 a year. That celling,...

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