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I . OctobtM. 1ST? 26 Million In U.S. Don't Have Health Insurance The Pharos-Tribune. Logansport. Ind.—9 WASHINGTON a;pi, _ Even financially comfortable persons soon will be unahlc to afford the rising cost i>f hualth care. HEW Secretary Joseph Califano said tcxi:iy "Our people need national health insurance," he .said. "Even the affluent cannot afford the hi«h tost of health care much longer." Opening a day-long meeting on national health insurance issues, Califano said the Department of Health, Education and Welfare has made no decisions on details of the national health plan it will recommend in President 'Carter. 1976 Income Exceeded The Rate Of Inflation WASHINGTON' iLTh - The income of American families exceeded the rate of inflation last year for the first time since 1973, and the number of persons living in poverty showed the first decline in three years. A new study on income . released Monday by the Census Bureau said the median family income last year was SM.itffi, an increase of 9 per cent over the 1975 figure. After adjusting for the fi per cent rise in prices between 1975 and l!>76, the median family income increased by $-150 or :s percent, the study said. Median income, in this case. means half the families earned more than $14.960 and the other half earned less. The improvement last year also benefited persons at the lower end of the earning scale. The census study said in W7/i there were 25 million persons who earned less than $5,815. the federal poverty level for a nonfarm family of four. That was a drop of ixe.OOO from the 1975 total. Carter is expected to send a health insurance proposal in Congress early next year. "Although the term means different things to different people un.' thing is certain — national nca.>h insurance is goititf to affect every man, woman, 'and child in this counlry. every doctor, every hospital, every nursing home and clinic." Califano said. The HEW secretary returned recently from a trip to Canada to study that country's national health care plan. He plans future health insurance study . trips to West Germany. England and possibly Italy. Califano said the public has indicated it wants national health insurance, the health care industry has indicated its willingness t'o participate, and Congress is ready to debate the issue. For 26 million Americans, poor health carries an unusually heavy price tag. They don't have health insurance. Self-employed, unemployed, marginally employed, students or in such poor health they can't qualify, these Americans have neither private insurance nor access to public programs like Medicare for the aged and disabled or Medicaid for the needy. Most come from families with annual incomes of less than $10.000. While S million of them have other sources of airi like the Veterans Administration, the other IS million are totally without protection against the soaring costs of health care, the Departmenl of Health.' Education and Welfare says. At a national health insurance . hearing today. HKW asked for testimony (from politicians, lawmakers, business and medical groups and other's wiih an interest in drafting a national health insurance plan. The American Medical Association planned to testify in favor of private health '-in- • surance through the existing insurance industry. "Any health care program to best serve the American people must be realistic in its objectives, manageable in its costs to individuals, to families and to ihe nation and as simple as possible in its administration," said prepared testimony by Dr. William Felch of Rye. N.Y.. chairman of AMA's council on legislation. Sen. Edward Kennedy. DMass.. was > expected to promote a plan relying more heavily on public ad- ininislralion. "The Carter- administration stands at the beginning of its effort lo develop a national health insurance plan that will adequately address problems faced by the American people in obtaining and paying for pood quality health" care services." said the notice for today's meeting. • Award Grant ML'NCIF. hid. it'Pli - The Indiana Committee for Ihe Humanities has awarded a s-isti grant lo Charles Mbrlensnn. professor of natural resources at Ball State University, .lot- purchase of lu-o prints of a film produced by the school. SANMUNOSCC 1 SENVCfl *£*-,.[= f :"'."• s: I Weather: Area, State, Nation WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES BIACKWOOD'S SOUTHS/DE GROCERY WEEKLY SPEC/ALS 20? BURLINGTON AVE. Prices Good thru Saturday SIDES .... ti. HINDS.... 11 88 C FORES.... it 78' ANNUAL TRUCKLOAD ER BEEF SALE! CUT& WRAPPED FREE! MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES Atlanta 73 Duluth-18 New York 67 Houston 82 Phoenix 93 • •« San Franc Seattle 61 FAIR — During Tuesday night. showers may be found over scattered B °ston 65 Houston 82 Phoenix 93 parts of the northern and southern Chicago 66 Los Angeles 75 San Francisco 67 Great Plains. Elsewhere, generally Cleveland65 Miami83 Seattle6l fair weather is predicted. Dallas78 Minneapolis.!:) St. Louis69 Denver 58 New Orleans 81 Washington 71 Treasury Action Supports Steel Industry ECKRICH PICKLE or MACARONI LOAF LB* BEEF STEW... t,97 e BEEF SHANK... ,87 e BEEF A tentative Treasury Department finding tha't Japanese steelmakers have been improperly marketing their products in the United States was welcomed today by both the nation's steel industry and the United Steelworkers union. Both industry and union spokesmen said they saw the move-as a step forward in the battle to stem imports. . "We are encouraged by the Treasury Department's decision," Bethlehem Steel Corp. Chairman Louis W. Foy. said after the Treasury Departmenl announced Monday it tentatively determined that five Japanese firms have been "dumping" carbon steel plate' — marketing it in the United .Stales "at prices below cost of production." Bethlehem, the nation's No. 2 producer, and other American steelmakers have blamed massive .layoffs in recent months on foreign competition and strict pollution regulations. The ruling was the government's first on dumping complaints filed against Japanese steelmakers by American firms, The Japanese sold-$!74 million worth of steel plate in.the United States last year, more than 70 per cent of the imports. Carbon steel plate is used in the manufacture of ship hulls, bridges and buildings requiring heavy structural steel. "We believe it (the decision) will help promote fair trade," Foy said. "As we have said for some time, we are not looking SHORT RIBS .. » 57 C FAMILY BOILING BEEF. IB 47* STEAK ... RIB STEAK $ LB. CLUB STEAK «. 1.67 J SIRLOIN CUT PORK CHOPS... ' 4 PORK LOIN MIXED CHOPS.., LB. CHUCK STEAK 67 You'll Find the BEST SELECTION-FINEST QUALITY and LOWEST PRICES at COUNTRY STYLE SPARE RIBS .... IB 09 PORK ROAST. .LB $|09 ECKRICH SMOKED $129 SAUSAGE IB. I BELTONE HEARING AID CENTER • BATTERIES TO Fit AIL MAKES (DISCOUNTED 30% AT AU TIMES) • FREE SERVICE (REGARDLESS OF MAKE OF AID) • FREE ELECTRONIC HEARING TEST (NOCOSTOROBUGATION) tDW*«Ot.iMIKON 1 . ' AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE If you can't com* in ... I'll com* to you 308 E. Broadway N.xt to Capt. Logan 753-3510 Op.n Mon. thru Frl. 9 to 5; Sat. til noon . lor favors from the government — merely for the strict enforcement of existing trade laws." U.S. Steel Corp.. the nation's largest producer, said the decision supports charges contained in its dumping suit brought against six Japanese firms. "Early indications are that the Treasury action supports the position that U.S. Steel has taken and which culminated in the filing Sept. 20 of a dumping complaint against six Japanese steel firms on a wide range of carbon st^ products." a U.S. Steel spokesman said. The six Japanese firms named in the U.S. Steel complaint include the five which the Treasury Department ordered to post bonds to cover "dumping duties" amounting to 32 per cent of the imports. The department is expected to make a final decision on the case within 90 days. Treasury Department general counsel Robert Murl- dheim said if the department confirms Japanese steel is sold here at "less than fsir value," the case will be referred to the International Trade Commission. The Steelworkers union also applauded the action, saying in a statement. "We have been consistently opposed to tbe unfair trade practice of dum- ' ping and any legal action to support our position is most welcome." Named- in one complaint — filed by the Oregon Steel Mills Division of Gilmore Steel Corp., headquartered in Portland, Ore, — were Nippon Steel Corp., Nippon Kokan K.K., Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd.. Kawasaki Steel Corp. and Kobe Steel Ltd. HOBO THE 24 HR. 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