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August 17, 1964

WASHINGTON NEWS

JAMA. 1964;189(7):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070070071042

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Abstract

Senate Committee Opens Hearings on Social Security Changes.—  The Senate Finance Committee opened hearings on the House-passed measure increasing Social Security benefits. The Administration urged the committee to approve the controversial King-Anderson bill either as a substitute for the House measure which did not deal with medical or hospital-care costs, or in addition to it.The Finance Committee, headed by Sen Harry F. Byrd (D, Va), slated hearings of about a week on both the Administration's plan and the Housepassed legislation, which included a provision placing self-employed physicians under Social Security.The American Medical Association was scheduled to present its views on Thursday, August 13.The Administration's testimony before the Finance panel presumably foreshadowed a future attempt on the floor of the Senate to change the House-passed bill.

Hill-Burton Extension to White House.—  The Senate passed by voice vote and sent to the White House a five-year extension of the

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