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To the Editor:
—In The Journal, May 10, under "Medical News," New York, is an item, "Reconstruction Committee Favors Health Insurance." This committee is a political body appointed by Governor Smith who is the first governor of New York to advocate health insurance from the executive mansion. This reconstruction committee made up its findings after hearing leading "Civic workers and insurance authorities." No mention, however, is made in this issue of The Journal of the fact that the Medical Society of the State of New York, a much more competent body, instructed its delegates to the American Medical Association Meeting in 1919, to oppose in every way the project for compulsory health insurance.
Davin JP. HEALTH INSURANCE. JAMA. 1919;72(20):1483. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610200055031