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Excerpt from Rural Health Care: Mandates for Health Care Reform: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, Special HearingSenator Harkin. Good afternoon, and IMoreExcerpt from Rural Health Care: Mandates for Health Care Reform: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, Special HearingSenator Harkin. Good afternoon, and I welcome you. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education will come to order.This subcommittee funds a number of programs that are important to Iowa and other rural States, including the rural health transition grants for small hospitals, the National Health Service Corps, the rural health outreach grants, community and migrant health centers, funds for breast and cervical cancer screening, and of course all of the funds dedicated to research.We are here this afternoon to learn some more about rural health care and to look at some of the important issues associated with health care reform in a rural State.People are talking a lot about health care reform now. It is a top priority of the Clinton administration. And as you know, Mrs. Clinton is in charge of a task force that will come up with a healthcare-reform plan hopefully by the end of May.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.