July 23,1999

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON --Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced that the Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care, under the chairmanship of Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI), will meet on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, to hear testimony on S. 662, a bill to provide medical assistance for certain women found to have breast or cervical cancer.

The following witnesses are expected to appear before the Subcommittee:

I.A panel consisting of:

The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Senator from Maryland; Washington, D.C.

II.A panel consisting of:

Barbara Matula, Director, Health Care Programs, North Carolina Medical Society Foundation; Former Chairperson, National Association of State Medicaid Directors; Raleigh, NC

Marlene McCarthy, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, The National Breast Cancer Coalition; Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Almond, First Lady, State of Rhode Island; Providence, RI

Carolyn Tapp, President, Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project; Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Flett, Women's Health Partnership of Suffolk County; Suffolk County, NY