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Physicians and the Health Insurance Societies
Tomorrow the council of the Leipzig League will take a stand on the agreement proposed, January 4, in the ministry of labor (The Journal, Feb. 2, 1924, p. 406). Presumably it will approve the attitude of its representatives at the previous conference and then will adopt measures to restore relations between physicians and the health insurance societies. The Krankenkassen have found only eight physicians in Berlin who are willing to treat members of the health insurance societies for a specified salary. The continued attempts of the Krankenkassen to secure more physicians through advertisements in the press will doubtless be unsuccessful. It cannot be denied, however, that the financial embarrassment of many practitioners has been increased by the conflict with the health insurance societies.
Separate Tables for Physicians
An appeal has appeared over the signatures of Professors Bier, Bumm, His and others as follows:The
BERLIN. JAMA. 1924;82(6):486-487. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650320056027