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July 12, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(2):139-141. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720020055023

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Opposition to Social Insurance  The campaign of opposition to the social insurance bill, which would restrict the liberties of the medical profession, continues.The Collège des médecins de l'agglomération bruxelloise took the initiative and is supplying the medical profession of Belgium with full information in regard to the social insurance bill now before parliament. More than 700 physicians of Brussels and the provinces responded to the invitation of the collège, which is evidence of the great interest taken in the question in all medical circles.The following principles were recalled by Dr. Koettlitz as representing the point of view of the Fédération médicale belge:1. The free choice of physician is an absolute precondition; that is to say, every physician, whether or not he is a member of a professional organization, must be permitted to treat members of the sick benefit associations. He agrees merely to accept the decisions of

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