THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
RETRIEVING THE HEALTH SECURITY ACT and/or THE PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 27 October 1993 10:30:00 EDT
WHAT IS AVAILABLE -- AND HOW?
The President's "Health Security Act" and "The President's Report to the American People" are now available electronically and in print and will soon be available on CD-ROM. Please note that document may not be available at every site immediately. Some sites may require up to 24 hours to make the report available. If you are unsuccessful with one site, don't hesitate to try another.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Retrieving an electronic version -- at no charge A. Retrieval via electronic bulletin board B. Retrieval via electronic mail C. Retrieval via gopher or telnet D. Retrieval via anonymous file transfer protocol (ftp) E. Retrieval via state-of-the-art access methods II. Retrieving electronic versions -- for a fee. - CDROM - Commercial Services
III. Retrieving a paper copy -- for a fee.
I. RETRIEVING AN ELECTRONIC VERSION -- NO CHARGE
A - VIA ELECTRONIC BULLETIN BOARDS
Set software parameters for: N-8-1 Dial: (9600 baud) 703-321-8020
B - VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
The Health Security Act and "The President's Report to the American People" is divided into sections. This allows you to select sections of interest.
To retrieve all or part of the Legislation or Report via email, send one or more of the lower-case commands listed below on the right to: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO RETRIEVE: TYPE:
The Health Report send health-book catalog
Health Legislation send health-legis catalog (This is being made more e-mail able, Currently LARGE documents)
The Need for Reform: send hsa need4 The Health Security Plan Executive Summary: send hsa 10pgr The Preliminary Health Plan Summary: send hsa summary President's Address before Joint Session of Congress on "Health Security for All Americans" send hsa speech
This document: send hsa help
C - VIA GOPHER OR TELNET
To get to this gopher, type:
5. Americans Communicating Electronically/ 2. National Health Security Act of 1993/ 1. The President's Report to the American People..
2) gopher sunsite.unc.edu (University of North Carolina)
To get to this gopher, type:
From the Univ. North Carolina Main Menu, choose:
16. Health Care Security Plan Summary /
3) telnet sunsite.unc.edu (University of North Carolina)
Type: telnet sunsite.unc.edu
Login as: gopher
Choose menu option 16 "Health Care Security Plan Summary"
4) telnet fedworld.gov (National Technical Info. Service)
Type: telnet fedworld.gov
(IP address 184.108.40.206)
Files are located in:
The Health Care Security Plan Summary documents are named as follows in the FedWorld System:
The Need for Reform need4ref.txt Health Security Plan -- Exec. Summary 10pgr.txt Preliminary Health Plan Summary summary.txt President's Address before Joint Session of Congress... 0922spch.txt All four of above files, compressed -- in ASCII text hplan.zip -- in WordPerfect format hplanwp.zip -- in MS Word format hplandoc.zip
For further info on FedWorld, call: 703-487-4648.
5) telnet ebb.stat-usa.gov (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
Type: telnet ebb.stat-usa.gov Login as: trial (not "guest"!)
Choose menu option "Presidential"
Files are named: HSA01.txt HSA02.txt HSA03.txt HSA04.txt
This Economic Bulletin Board is available via telnet, temporarily at no charge.
For information, call:
D - VIA ANONYMOUS-FTP
The Health Security is available by anonymous ftp at the University of North Carolina. Open that site as follows:
TYPE: To open the ftp site: ftp sunsite.unc.edu To login: anonymous To send a password: <your email address>
To reach the proper directory:
cd pub/academic/political-science/Health Care Security Plan Summary
E - STATE-OF-THE-ART ACCESS (University of North Carolina)
Yes! The report is available in hypertext at North Carolina!! Access this collection of multimedia, hypertext files using clients such as Mosaic.
Begin at: http://sunsite.unc.edu/unchome.html
II. RETRIEVING AN ELECTRONIC VERSION -- FOR A FEE
The Health Security Act may also be retrieved for a fee from several commercial services. These services are listed here for informational purposes only, and not to recommend or promote any of the services.
A - CD-ROM
Will be available for archive and research purposes on the next issue of the National Economic, Social, and Environmental Data Bank (NESE-DB) CD-ROM produced by the Dept. of Commerce. The Health Security Act should be available in the November 1993 issue. There is a charge for this CD-ROM
<Also available for free public access in 860 federal depository libraries located throughout the U.S.>
To order, contact:
Office of Business Analysis
Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
B - COMMERCIAL SERVICES
or Locate: "White House Forum" in News & Finance Dept.
Files are available for downloading in the White House Forum's download library.
Call 202-482-1986 for more information.
To download the Health Security Act, from anywhere on GEnie, type:
On MCI Mail type VIEW WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC at the Command prompt for a scan of the postings. At the View Command prompt type READ followed by a space and the number of the appropriate posting.
whitehouse You are then presented with a menu for White House Information: If you choose the Health Care Security Plan Summary you will be prompted with another menu that contains the various section of the Health Care Reform Report:
As indicated on the lower portion of the menu, you can read an item (by typing a number), download a file, e-mail a file, etc. In the top level menu, there are two items which take them through the process of sending e-mail to the whitehouse (they are presented with instructions to include a postal return address, etc )
III. RETRIEVING A PAPER COPY -- FOR A FEE
Printed versions are available at nominal charge.
A - FROM NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (NTIS)
For a high-quality, reproduction print.
To receive the most recent instructions for retrieving the Health Security Act, and/or the The President's Report to the American People, send an electronic mail message to:
You do not need to place any text in the body of the message.