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SOCIAL SECURITY AMENDMENTS OF 1967



HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGEESS

FIRST SESSION
ON

H.R. 12080

AN ACT TO AMEND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT TO PROVIDE
AN INCREASE IN BENEFITS UNDER THE OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS,
AND DISABILITY INSURANCE SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE BENEFITS
FOR ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS, TO IMPROVE
THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND PROGRAMS RELAT-
ING TO THE WELFARE AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES



PART 2



AUGUST 28, 29, 30, AND 31,
SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 18, AND 19, 19OT



Printed for the use of the Committee on Finance




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ROBERT M. VILES
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SOCIAL SECURITY AMENDMENTS OF 1967



HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION
ON

H.R. 12080

AN ACT TO AMEND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT TO PROVIDE
AN INCREASE IN BENEFITS UNDER THE OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS,
AND DISABILITY INSURANCE SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE BENEFITS
FOR ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS, TO IMPROVE
THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND PROGRAMS RELAT-
ING TO THE WELFARE AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES



PART 2



AUGUST 28, 29, 30, AND 31,
SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 18, AND 19, 1967



Printed for the use of the Committee on Finance




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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

RUSSBIiL B. LONG, Louisiana, Ohairmtm



GEORGE A. SMATHBRS, Florida
CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico
ALBERT GORE, Tennessee
HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia
EUGENE J. MCCARTHY, Minnesota
VANCE HARTKE, Indiana
J. W. FULBRIGHT, Arkansas
ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut
LEE METCALF, Montana
FRED R. HARRIS, Oklahoma

TOM Vail, Chief Counsel
Evelyn R. Thompson, Assistant Chief Clerk



JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware
FRANK CARLSON, Kansas
WALLACE F. BENNETT, Utah
CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska
THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky
EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois



CONTENTS



PART 2

Hearings day: ^■>»

Monday, August 28 737

Tuesday, August 29 775

Wednesday, August 30 841

Thursday, August 31 891

Monday, September 11 981

Tuesday, September 12 1123

Monday, September 18 1265

Tuesday, September 19 1397

WITNESSES

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc., Dr. Perry P. Volpitto, past

president 771

American Medical Association, Dr. Milford 0. Rouse, president, accom-
panied by:

Sherman, Dr. Samuel R., chairman, council on legislative activities;
Hayes, Dr. Thomas H., director, department of drugs; and

Harrison, Bernard P., director, legislative department 751

Aiken, Hon. George D., a U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont 737

American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Donald Cameron Smith, chairman,
committee on legislation, accompanied by:

Adams, Dr. John P., chairman. Advisory Committee on National

Health, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 1367

American Civil Liberties Union, Lawrence Speiser, director, Washington

office 1226

American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations,
George Meany, president, accompanied by:

Biemiller, Andrew, director, department of legislation; and

Seidman, Bert, director, department of social security 1415

American Hospital Association, Mark Berke, member, board of trustees,
and director. Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, accompanied by:
Mueller, William J., partner, Arthur Anderson & Co. ;
Stagl, John R., director, Passavant Memorial Hospital;
Williamson, Kenneth, director, Washington Service Bureau, American

Hospital Association; and
Crosby, Dr. E. J., executive vice president, American Hospital Asso-
ciation 1170

American Life Convention, the Life Insurance Association of America, and
the Life Insurers Conference, represented by George W. Young, senior
vice president, Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. of Hartford,
accompanied by:

Miller, John 1244

American Nurses' Association, Jo Eleanor Elliott, president 951

American Optometric Association, Dr. W. Judd Chapman, chairman,
committee on legislation, accompanied by:

McCracken, WilUam P., Jr., Washington counsel 872

m



IV CONTENTS

American Parents Committee, George J. Hecht, chairman, accompanied
by: Page

McGarry, Barbara D. , executive director 958

American Physical Therapy Association, Eugene Michals, president,
accompanied by:

Blair, Lucy, executive director;

Noland, Royce P., executive director, California chapters; and

Pellow, John, member, Oklahoma chapter 1338

American Podiatry Association, Dr. Douglas T. Mowbray, retiring presi-
dent, accompanied by:

Nyman, Seward P., executive director; and

Strupp, Werner, general counsel 864

American Public Welfare Association, Norman V. Lourie, first vice presi-
dent, accompanied by:

Hagen, Harold, director, Washington oflBce 999

Andersen, Elmer L., president, Child Welfare League of America, accom-
panied by:

Reid, Joseph H., executive director 1321

Berke, Mark, director, Moimt Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San
Francisco, on behalf of American Hospital Association, accompanied by:
Mueller, William J., partner, Arthur Andersen & Co. ;
Stagl, John R., director, Passavant Memorial Hospital, Chicago;
WiUiamson, Kenneth, director, Washington Service Bureau, American

Hospital Association; and
Crosby, Dr. E. J., executive vice president, American Hospital Asso-
ciation 1 170

Bevans, Charles I., Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Office of the

Legal Adviser, Department of State 981

Blue Cross Association, James M. Ensign, vice president 915

Prepared statement of Walter J. McNerny, president 920

Bonin, Garland L., commissioner, Louisiana Department of Public Wel-
fare, accompanied by:

Roberts, Alvis D., welfare services director. Department of Welfare;

and
Sweeney, H. K., general and assistant director, Department of Hospi-
tals, Louisiana 1023

Brooke, Hon. Edward W., a U.S. Senator from the State of Massachusetts. 826

Caldwell, Sam, commissioner of labor, State of Georgia 835

Carstenson, Dr. Blue A., assistant legislative director. National Farmers

Union 1108

Chamber of Commerce of the United States, represented by Henry Chase,
accompanied by:

McHenry, William P., staff 1450

Chapman, Dr. W. Judd, chairman, Committee on Legislation, American
Optometric Association, accompaned by:

McCracken, William P., Jr., Washington counsel 872

Chase, Henry, on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States,
accompanied by:

McHenry, WiUiam P., staff 1450

Child Welfare League of America, Elmer L. Anderson, president, accom-
panied by:

Reid, Joseph H., executive director 1321

Christian Science Committee on Publication, Dr. J. Buroughs Stokes,

manager, Washington office 1106

Clark, Leroy D., assistant counsel, National OflSce for the Rights of the

Lidigent and NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc 1371

Cooper, Joseph D., professor of government, Howard University, and
adjiinct professor of government and public administration, American

University 1100

Corcoran, Msgr. Lawrence J., secretary. National Conference of CathoUc
Charities, accompanied by:

Polking, WUliam, legal consultant 1356



CONTENTS V

Council of State Chambers of Commerce, Paul P. Henkel, chairman, social

security conmiittee, accompanied by: Page

Brown, WiUiam F., associate research director 1265

Dumas, W. W., past president, National Association of Counties, accom-
panied by:

MacDougall, WiUiam R., secretary, committee on welfare 1289

Edelman, John W., president. National Council of Senior Citizens, accom-
panied by:

Hutton, William R,, executive director; and

Robinson, Dr. Carl, medical consultant 1069

EUot, Dr. Martha M., chairman, Massachusetts Committee on Children

and Youth 763

Elliott, Jo Eleanor, president, American Nurses' Association 951

Elliott, John Doyle, secretary, Townsend Foundation 1061

Ensign, James M., vice president. Blue Cross Association 915

Giddings, Ernest, legislative representative, National Retired Teachers
Association, American Association of Retired Persons, National CouncU
on Teacher Retirement of the National Educational Association, Na-
tional Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems, and Na-
tional Association of Retired Civil Employees, accompanied by:
Rubin, James, Legislative assistant;

Wyre, Rex T., executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Public School

Employees Retirement System and president-elect of the National

Council on Teacher Retirement, National Educational Association;

and

Miller, Luther L., vice president. National Association of Retired

Civil Employees 1159

Ginn, William D., president, the Welfare Federation of Cleveland 964

Ginsberg, Mitchell I., chairman. Division on Social Pohcy and Action,
National Association of Social Workers, accompanied by:

Thursz, Dr. Daniel, chairman, commission on social action 930

Goddard, James L., M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drugs, Department of
Health, Education, and Welfare, accompanied by:

Goodrich, William, General Coimsel 1216

Green, Hon. S. William, member. New York State Assembly 1307

Harmon, Maurice A., commissioner, Kentucky Department of Child

Welfare 743

Hecht, George J., chairman, American Parents Committee, accompanied
by:

McGarry, Barbara D., executive director 958

Henkel, Paul P., chairman. Social Security Committee, Council of State
Chambers of Commerce, accompanied by:

Brown, William F., associate research director 1265

International Association of Fire Fighters, Leonard B. Kershner, member,
legislative committee, accompanied by:

Davis, Alvin, legislative director 1067

International Chiropractors Association, Dr. Grady V. Lake, vice president,
accompanied by:

Adams, Joseph P., Washington counsel , 867

Izquierdo, Dr. Luis A., president, Puerto Rico Medical Association, ac-
companied by:

Alvarez, Dr. Jose, president-elect 1388

Javits, Hon. Jacob K., a U.S. Senator from the State of New York 1397

Jones, Dr. Philip H., past president, Louisiana State Medical Society,
accompanied by:

Perret, Paul, staff, Louisiana State Medical Society 853

Kennedy, Hon. Edward M., a U.S. Senator from the State of Massa-
chusetts 900

Kennedy, Hon. Robert F., a U.S. Senator from the State of New York__ 775
Kentucky Department of Child Welfare, Commissioner Maurice A.

Harmon 743



VI CONTENTS

Kershner, Leonard B., member, legislative committee, International

Association of Fire Fighters, accompanied by: Page

Davis, Alvin, legislative director 1057

Lake, Dr. Grady V., vice president, International Chiropractors Associa-
tion, accompanied by:

Adams, Joseph, Washington counsel 867

Lindsay, Hon. John V., mayor, city of New York, accompanied by:

Ginsberg, Mitchell commissioner of social services 11 23

Louisiana Department of Public Welfare, Garland L. Bonin, Commis-
sioner, accompanied by:

Roberts, Alvis D., welfare services director. Department of Welfare;

and
Sweeney, H. K., general and assistant director. Department of Hos-
pitals, Louisiana 1023

Louisiana State Medical Society, Dr. Philip H. Jones, past president,
accompanied by:

Perret, Paul, staff 853

Lourie, Norman V., first vice president, American Public Welfare Associa-
tion, accompanied by:

Hagen, Harold, director, Washington office 999

Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth, Dr. Martha M. Eliot,

chairman 763

McCune, Dr. Donovan, assistant to executive director, the Permenente
Medical Group, accompanied by:

Fleming, Scott, vice president and counsel. Kaiser Foundation Health

Plan 841

Meany, George, president, American Federation of Labor & Congress of
Industrial Organizations, accompanied by:

Biemiller, Andrew, director, department of legislation; and Seidman,

Bert, director, department of social security 1415

Michals, Eugene, president, American Physical Therapy Association,
accompanied by:

Blair, Lucy, executive director;

Noland, Royce P., executive director, California chapters; and

Pellow, John, member, Oklahoma chapter 1338

Mitchell, Clarence, director, Washington bureau of the National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Colored People 1259

Morganstern, Martin, national coordinator, National Federation of

Social Service Employees and Social Service Employees Union 1088

Moss, Hon. Frank E., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah 891

Mowbray, Dr. Douglas T., retiring president, American Podiatry Associa-
tion, accompanied by:

Nyman, Dr. Seward P., executive director; and

Strupp, Werner, general counsel 864

Nagle, John F., chief, Washington office. National Federation of the

Blind 1049

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Clarence

Mitchell, director, Washington bureau 1259

National Association of Counties, W. W. Dumas, past president, ac-
companied by:

MacDougall, William R., secretary, committee on welfare 1289

National Association of Social Workers, Mitchell I. Ginsberg, chairman,
division on social policy and action, accompanied by:

Thursz, Dr. Daniel, chairman, commission on social action 930

National Conference of Catholic Charities, Msgr. Lawrence J. Corcoran,
secretary, accompanied by:

Polkmg, William, legal consultant 1356

National Council of Senior Citizens, John W. Edelman, president, ac-
companied by:

Hutton, William R., executive director; and

Robinson, Dr. Carl, medical Consultant 1069



CONTENTS Yn

National Council on the Aging, Norman Sprague, director of the em- Page
ployment and retirement program 861

National Farmers Union, Dr. Blue A. Carstenson, assistant legislative

director 1108

National Federation of Social Service Employees & Social Service Em-
ployees Union, Martin Morganstern, national coordinator 1088

National Federation of the Blind, John F. Nagle, chief, Washington office- 1049
National Office for the Rights of the Indigent and NAACP Legal Defense

Fund, Inc., represented by Leroy D. Clark, assistant counsel 1371

National Retired Teachers Association, American Association of Retired
Persons, National Council on Teacher Retirement of the National Edu-
cational Association, National Conference of Public Employee Retire-
ment Systems, and National Association of Retired Civil Employees,
Ernest Giddings, legislative representative, accompanied by:
Rubin, James, legislative assistant;

Wyre, Rex T., executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Public School
Employees Retirement System and president-elect of the National
Council on Teacher Retirement of the National Educational Asso-
ciation; and
Miller, Luther L., vice president. National Association of Retired

Civil Employees 1159

Permenente Medical Group, the. Dr. Donovan McCune, assistant to
executive director, accompanied by:

Fleming, Scott, vice president and counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health

Plan 841

Poverty Rights Action Center, represented by Dr. George A. Wiley, ac-
companied by:

TUlman, Mrs. Johnnie, national chairman. National Welfare Rights;

Horn, Mrs. Etta, vice chairman, NWR;

Sanders, Mrs. Beulah, second vice chairman, NWR;

Kidd, Mrs. Marion, treasurer, NWR;

Nixon, Mrs. Alice, sergeant at arms, NWR;

Di Mascio, Mrs. Dorothy, secretary, MWR; and

Leslie, Mrs. Hazel 1463

Puerto Rico Medical Association, Dr. Luis A. Izquierdo, president, accom-
panied by:

Alvarez, Dr. Jose, president-elect 1388

Rouse, Dr. Milford O., president, American Medical Association, accom-
panied by:

Sherman, Dr. Samuel R., chairman, council on legislative activities;
Hayes, Dr. Thomas H., director, department of drugs; and

Harrison, Bernard P., director, legislative department 751

Scott, Hon. Hugh, a U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania 1407

Smith, Dr. Donald Cam.eron, chairman, committee on legislation, American
Academy of Pediatrics, accompanied by:

Adams, Dr. John P., chairman. Advisory Committee on National

Health, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 1367

Speiser, Lawrence, director, Washington office, American Civil Liberties

Union 1226

Sprague, Norman, director of the employment and retirement program, the

National Council on the Aging 861

Staats, Elmer B., Comptroller General of the United States, accompanied
by:

Ahart, Gregory, Deputy Director, Civil Division; and

Chicca, Edward A. J., Office of General Counsel 1198

Stokes, Dr. J. Buroughs, manager, Washington office. Christian Science

Committee on Publication 1106

Townsend Foundation, John Doyle Elliott, secretary 1061

Volpe, Hon. John A., Governor, State of Massachusetts 1153

Volpitto, Dr. Perry P., past president, American Society of Anesthesiolo-
gists, Inc 771



Vm CONTENTS

Page

"Welfare Federation of Cleveland, William D. Ginn, president 964

WUey, Dr. George A., Poverty Rights Action Center, accompanied by:
Tillman, Mrs. Johnnie, national chairman, National Welfare Rights;
Horn, Mrs. Etta, vice chairman, NWR;
Sanders, Mrs. Beulah, second vice chairman, NWR;
Kidd, Mrs. Marion, treasurer, NWR;
Nixon, Mrs. Alice, sergeant at arms, NWR;
Di Mascio, Mrs. Dorothy, secretary, NWR; and

Leslie, Mrs. Hazel 1463

Wirtz, Hon. W. WUlard, Secretary of Labor, accompanied by:

Ruttenberg, Stanley H., Assistant Secretary of Labor 794

Young, George W., senior vice president, Connecticut General Life Insur-
ance Co. of Hartford, representing the American Life Convention, the
Life Insurance Association of America, and the Life Insurers Conference,
accompanied by:

Miller, John 1244

COMMUNICATIONS

AUied Pilots Association, statement of Martin C. Seham, general counsel. _ 1483
Allott, Hon. Gordon, a U.S. Senator from the State of Colorado, statement. 1512
American College of Radiology, statement of Joseph D. Calhoun, M.D.,

chairman, board of chancellors 1491

American Physical Therapy Association, Nevada chapter, letter, with
attachments, of Margaret Christiansen, R.P.T., secretary to Hon.

Alan Bible, a U.S. Senator from the State of Nevada 1354

American Public Health Association, statement of Dr. Berwyn F. Mattison,

executive director 1529

Astle, Dr. Theris P., president. Dr. Robert B. Shelton, vice president, and

Dr. Gunnar T. Syverson, secretary, Utah Chiropractic Association, Inc.,

letter to Hon. Wallace F. Bennett, a U.S. Senator from the State of

Utah 869

Atkins, Ruth, statement on behalf of the National Council of Negro

Women, Inc 1501

Ballantyne, Ann, R.P.T., letter to the chairman 1352

Bauer, Dr. Richard D., president, medical and chirurigical faculty of the

State of Maryland, statement 1528

Blue Cross Association, letter, with attachments, of James M. Ensign, vice

president, to the chairman 928

Calhoun, Joseph D., M.D., chairman, board of chancellors, American

College of Radiology, statement 1491

California Teachers Association, statement of Robert E. McKay, assistant

executive secretary 1511

Christiansen, Margaret, R.P.T., secretary, Nevada Chapter, American

Physical Therapy Association, letter, with attachments, to Hon. Alan

Bible, a U.S. Senator from the State of Nevada 1354

Community Service Society, statement, with attachments, of John H.

Mathis, chairman 1517

Council on Social Work Education, statement on behalf of, by Dr. Herman

D. Stein, dean, School of Applied Social Sciences, Western Reserve

University 1478

DeCell, John, vice president, Medicenters of America, Inc., statement 1117

Ensign, James M., vice president, Blue Cross Association, letter, with

attachments, to the chairman 928

Federation of American Hospitals, Inc., statement of I. Leon Goodman,

executive director 1237

Goodman, I. Leon, executive director, Federation of American Hospitals,

Inc., statement 1237

Halpern, Hon. Seymour, a U.S. Representative in Congress from the State

of New York, statement 1485



CONTENTS IX

Health and Welfare Council of the National Capital Area, statement of Page
Glenn E. Watts, president 1487

Heidinger, CUfiford F., E.P.T., letter, with attachments, to the chairman- _ 1352

Mathis, John H., chairman, Community Service Society, statement with

attachments 1517

Mattison, Dr. Berwyn F., executive director, American Pubhc Health

Association, statement 1529

McCall, Mrs. Gertrude A., petition presented to Hon. Abraham Ribicoflf,

a U.S. Senator from the State of Connecticut 887

McKay, Robert E., assistant executive secretary, California Teachers

Association, statement 1511

Medical and chirurigical faculty of the State of Maryland, statement of

Dr. Richard D. Bauer, president 1528

Medicenters of America, Inc., statement of John DeCeU, vice president. _ 1117

Montoya, Hon. Joseph H., a U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico

statement 1 506

Murphy, Hon. George, a U.S. Senator from the State of California, state-
ment 1510

National Council of Negro Women, Inc., statement of Ruth Atkins 1501

National Council on Illegitimacy, statement of Mrs. Henry Steeger,

chairman 1476

New Jersey State Physical Therapy Society, statement, with attachments,

of Patrick Trotta, R.P.T., president 1346

Planned Parenthood- World Population, statement, with attachment, of

Paul H. Todd, Jr., chief executive officer 1495

Rosanetz, Herman, New York, N.Y., statement with attachments 1473

Seham, Martin C., general counsel, AUied Pilots Association, statement.. 1483

Squibb, George, telegram to the chairman 1424

Steeger, Mrs. Henry, chairman. National Council on Illegitimacy, state-
ment 1476

Stein, Dr. Herman D., dean. School of AppUed Social Sciences, Western
Reserve University, statement on behalf of the council on Social Work
Education 1478

Todd, Paul H. Jr., chief executive officer. Planned Parenthood-World

Population, statement, with attachment 1495

Trotta, Patrick, R.P.T., president. New Jersey State Physical Therapy

Society, statement, with attachments 1346

Utah Chiropractic Association, Inc., letter of Dr. Theris P. Astle, presi-
dent. Dr. Robert B. Shelton, vice president, and Dr. Gunnar T. Syver-
son, secretary, to Hon. Wallace F. Bennett, a U.S. Senator from the
State of Utah 869

Watts, Glenn E., president. Health and Welfare Council of the National

Capital Area, statement 1487

WiUiams, Hon. Harrison A., a U.S. Senator from the State of New Jersey,

statement 1 504



SOCIAL SECURITY AMENDMENTS OF 1967



MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1967

U.S. Senate,
Committee on Finance,

Washington, D.G.

The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 2221, New
Senate Office Building, Senator Clinton P. Anderson, presiding.

Present : Senators Anderson, Talmadge, Harris, Williams, Carlson,
Curtis, and Morton.

Senator Anderson. The hearing will come to order.

Today, we continue our hearings on the administration's social secu-
rity bill. Last week, we heard the Secretary of Health, Education, and
Welfare and his staff make the case for enlarging the schedule of cash
payments under the bill and raising the taxable base and tax rate above
the levels provided in the House bill. In addition, the Secretary recom-
mended that the restrictive welfare amendments added by the House
bill be deleted.

This week, we will be receiving testimony from the interested
public. Our first witness today is the Honorable George Aiken, U.S.
Senator, from Vermont. Senator Aiken is well-known in this body for
work he has performed in furthering social legislation. He is a long-
time advocate of the medicare program. Senator Aiken has a rather
important bill pending before this committee, S. 110. In reading it, I
am struck by two facets :

First, he would provide for the coverage of drugs in the medicare
program in a manner quite similar to that approved by the Senate in
an amendment to the Foreign Investors Tax Act. Unfortunately, the
House conferees forced us to delete it from the bill.

In addition, he would provide for payment of physicians' services
under a schedule of maximum fees to replace the reasonable charge
concept that is now in the law.

We are glad to have you here. Senator Aiken. We are anxious to
hear your testimony. Thank you very much for appearing.

STATEMENT OE HON. G-EOKGE D. AIKEN, A U.S. SENATOR FROM
THE STATE OF VERMONT

Senator Ajj&en. Well, Mr. Chairman, I appreciate this opportunity
to appear before this committee. I am greatly concerned over the
urgent need of our older citizens for increased social security benefits,
but I am confident that your committee will take good care of that.

My appearance here today is to present evidence indicating that the
medicare amendments to the Social Security Act need to be drastically
revised.

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