Budget issues related to long-term health care coverage
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Budget issues related to long-term health care coverage hearing before the Task Force on Health of the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, first session, October 1, 1987. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget. Task Force on Health.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Insurance, Long-term care -- United States,
  • Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Finance

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .B8478 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2148266M
LC Control Number88600899

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