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Changes in the Social Insurance Law
The long expected legislation in support of the social insurance law was promulgated, October 30. The two regulations pertaining to health insurance deal with the relations between the physicians and the health insurance societies or sick benefit associations, which has been, for many years, the subject of much controversy. These new regulations follow essentially the proposals of the joint committee appointed by the physicians and the health insurance societies. They conform, too, closely with the so-called Berlin agreement of Dec. 23, 1913, which was drawn up with the cooperation of the federal bureau of the interior. A new feature consists in the creation of a federal commission to represent the physicians and the health insurance societies, to be composed of five representatives of the physicians, five members appointed by the health insurance societies and three impartial outsiders. The duty of this commission is to
BERLIN. JAMA. 1923;81(23):1972-1973. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230056027