March 13,2001

Grassley Releases Witness List for Second Hearing on the Uninsured

Hearing: “Living Without Health Insurance: Solutions to the Problem”

Date/time: Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 2:30 p.m.

Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Description: Millions of Americans live without health insurance. Leaders including PresidentBush and Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, plan toaddress this problem. Grassley is convening two committee hearings. The firstidentified the populations that make up the uninsured and their unique characteristicsthat cause them to go without health coverage. The second hearing will focus onways to address the problem. Witnesses will discuss solutions such as individual taxcredits, employer tax credits, increased flexibility in Medicaid and the StateChildren’s Health Insurance Program, program expansions, and ways to improveoutreach.

Witness List
A Panel Consisting of:
William J. Scanlon, Director, Health Care Issues, General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C.

Janet Stokes Trautwein, Director of Federal Policy Analysis, National Association of HealthUnderwriters, Arlington, Va.

Jack A. Meyer, Ph.D., Founder and President, Economic and Social Research Institute, Washington,D.C.

A Panel Consisting of:
Karen Davis, Ph.D., President, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, N.Y.

Christine C. Ferguson, Director, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Cranston, R.I.

Donna Cohen Ross, Outreach Director, Center on Budget Policies and Priorities, Washington, D.C.