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"Control Physicians" for the Insurance Societies
A reorganization of health insurance is being considered in all circles interested in social politics. At the last session of the league of German health insurance societies, Hellmuth Lehmann, executive secretary, made demands or requests that stirred the public mind. Their adoption would mean a reorganization of our federal health insurance system. Those in control of the league who have been studying Lehmann's proposals have made several propositions which will be considered at the next annual meeting of the krankenkassen. From the point of view of organization, the league demands a centralization of the local krankenkassen, the abolition of the so-called ersatzkassen, and the gradual dissolution of the industrial and the guild krankenkassen. The scope of health insurance would be extended, so that all previous exemptions would be abolished and civil servants and others would come under the operation of the insurance law. It
BERLIN. JAMA. 1930;94(6):425–426. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710320051024