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  1. Naomi Maierman, with Dianna Porter and Lisa Lederer, "Critical Condition: Midlife and Older Women in America’s Health Care System." Older Women’s League Report, May 1992.
  2. The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, The New Our Bodies, Ourselves. Simon & Schuster, 1992, p. 652.
  3. "Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives." Department of Health and Human Services, DHS-91-50212, 1990.
  4. "Women’s Health Research: Prescription for Change." Annual Report of the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research, Washington, DC, 1991.
  5. Testimony by Lynn Rosenberg, Boston University School of Public Health, on The Women’s Health Initiative, October 1991.
  6. E. Rassell, J. Bernstein, and K. Tang. The Impact of Health Care Financing on Family Budgets. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, 1993. (As cited in Health-care Trends Report, Vol 7, No 7 [July 1993], p. 5). The 28-page report is available from Public Interest Publications (800) 537-9359 for $5 plus shipping.
  7. "One-third of Women Do Not Receive Basic Health Service, U.S. Study Finds." The Boston Globe, July 15, 1993; Judy Norsigian, "Women and National Health Care Reform: A Progressive Feminist Agenda." Journal of Women’s Health, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1993), pp. 91-94; Carolyn M. Clancy and Charlea T. Masson, "American Women’s Health Care." Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 268, No. 14 (Oct. 14, 1992), pp. 1918-20.
  8. "Less Access to Care if Family Headed by Woman." Ob-Gyn News, Vol. 18, No.13 (July 1-14, 1993). Article announced publication of "A Growing Crisis: Disadvantaged Women and their Children" by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
  9. "The Menopause, Hormone Therapy and Women’s Health," Background Paper for the Office of Technology Assessment, May 1992, p.101; "Report Finds Health Information not Easily Available to Women." Update, Aug. 12, 1992, p.19.
  10. Doug Podolsky and Joanne Silberner, "How Medicine Mistreats the Elderly." US News and World Report, Jan. 18, 1993, pp. 75-79.
  11. The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, op. cit., pp. 651-98.
  12. "Women’s Health Research: Prescription for Change," op. cit.
  13. George Annas, et al,. "Legal and Ethical Issues, Tort Reform, and Consumer Protection and Participation Working Group Consensus Report." Report to Senator Edward Kennedy, Chair, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, April 9, 1993.
  14. "Women Without Health Insurance." National Women’s Law Center Report, Washington, DC, April 1993.
  15. Older Women’s League Report, op. cit.
  16. Lawrence O. Gostin and Alan Widiss, "What’s Wrong with the ERISA Vacuum?" Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 269, No. 19 (May 19, 1993), pp. 2524, 2527, 2544.
  17. Older Women’s League Report, op. cit.
  18. National Women’s Law Center Report, op. cit.
  19. Judy Norsigian, op. cit.
  20. "Model Benefits Package for Women," Campaign for Women’s Health, c/o OWL, 666 Eleventh St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel. (202) 783-6686. Also write to the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, P.O. Box 192, Somerville, MA 02144, for a copy of the "Statement of the Boston Women’s Health Care Coalition, October 1993." See also Vernice Miller, "A Woman’s Call to Action." New Directions for Women, July/August 1993, p. 4.
  21. Helen Rodriguez-Trias and Bertram Yaffe, Presidents, American Public Health Association and Massachusetts Public Health Association, Draft Letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton on Key Points in National Health Reform, March 1993.
  22. Vice President Maher, the Chrysler Corporation, talk at a Health Insights meeting, Edgartown, MA, September, 1992.
  23. HMQ (Health Management Quarterly),
  24. First Quarter, 1992. Milt Freudenheim, "Study Sees Rise in Medical Costs." The New York Times, Mar. 2, 1993, pp. D1, D20.
  25. Rep. George Mitchell on This Week With David Brinkley, August 1, 1993.
  26. HMQ, op. cit. 
  27. National Women’s Law Center Report, op. cit.
  28. Marcia Angell, "How Much Will Health Care Reform Cost?" The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 328, No. 24 (June 17, 1993), pp.1778-79; and Lester C. Thurow, "Reality and U.S. Health Care." The Boston Globe, Mar. 23, 1993, p. 40.
  29. Michael J. Saks, "Malpractice Roulette." The New York Times, July 3, 1993.
  30. Malcolm Gladwell, "Public Health Experts Turn to Economic Ills." The Washington Post, Nov 26, 1990.
  31. Phillip R. Lee and Richard D. Lamm, " Europe’s Medical Model." The New York Times, Mar. 1, 1993, p.A15. William A. Glaser, "The United States Needs a Health System Like Other Countries." Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 270, No. 8 (Aug. 25, 1993), pp. 980-84; and "National Health Insurance Programs in Different Countries." The Washington Post, Apr. 26, 1988.
  32. Victor W. Sidel and Ruth Sidel, A Healthy State: An International Perspective on the Crisis in United States Medical Care. New York: Pantheon, 1977.
  33. G.J. Scheiber, et al., "Health Spending, Delivery and Outcomes in OECD Countries." Health Affairs, Summer 1993.
  34. Lee and Lamm, op. cit. For a list of books on health reform, see Joseph P. Newhouse, "Health Care Reform: A Reader’s Guide." The New York Times Book Review, Sept. 12, 1993, pp. 32-33; and Milton Terris, "Lessons from Canada’s Health Program." Technology Review, February/March 1990, pp. 27-33.
  35. Constance Sommer, "Drug Firms Profits Exceed Other Industries, Report says." The Boston Globe, Feb. 26, 1993, p. 57; and "Prescription Costs: America’s Other Drug Crisis." Advocates Senior Alert Process (A.S.A.P.), September 1992.
  36. Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, "The Drug Manufacturing Industry: A Prescription for Profits," Serial 102-F, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September, 1991.
  37. Richard A. Knox, "Hospitals’ Riches: Excess or Necessity?" The Boston Globe, May 9, 1993, pp. 1, 10; "Gap Between Downtown Hospitals, Neighborhood Care Centers Widens." The Boston Globe, May 10.1993, pp. 1, 19.
  38. Robert Toner, "Hillary Clinton’s Potent Brain Trust on Health Reform." The New York Times, Feb. 28, 1993, p. 1, 8.
  39. Implementation Aspects of National Health Care Reform: Reflections on Implementing Medicare
  40. Washington, DC: National Academy of Social Insurance, 1993. Available free from the Academy at 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036. Speech by Rep. McDermott at the Women’s Convergence for National Health Care, Cleveland, Ohio, April 30-May 1, 1993.
  41. Massachusetts is the only state that forbids insurers from billing for the difference between what the insurer will cover and what the providers might charge. Federal rules limit the percentage above the coverage that can be billed the recipient.
  42. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Checkup on Health Insurance Policies, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing office, September 1992.
  43. Peter Kerr, "Abetting the Farm on Managed Competition." The New York Times, June 27, 1993, pp. 1,6.
  44. communication, Professor Leonard Glantz, Boston University School of Law, July 30, 1993.
  45. Older Women’s League Report, op. cit.
  46. National Women’s Law Center Report, op. cit.
  47. Committee on Health Care for Underserved women, "Ob-Gyn Services for Indigent Women: Issues Raised by an ACOG Survey." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (n.d.).
  48. "Proposed Public Coverage of Nursing Home Care Examined." Research Activities, Washington, DC, August/September 1992, reporting on Pamela Farley Short, et al., "Public and Private Responsibility for Financing Nursing Home Care: The Effect of Medicaid Asset Spend-down." Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 2 (1992), pp. 277-98.
  49. "Committee Examines Regulation of Long-Term Care Insurance." Update, Aug. 12, 1992.
  50. Marcia Angell, op. cit.

  51. George J. Church, "Way Ahead of Bill." Time, June 28, 1993, pp. 30-33.
  52. States With Managed Care Programs." The New York Times, Feb. 1, 1993, p. B1.

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