[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.146.179.146. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 271
Citations 0
JAMA Revisited
April 5, 2016

Compulsory Health Insurance

Author Affiliations
 

February 7, 1920

 

JAMA. 1920;74 (6) :412.

JAMA. 2016;315(13):1408. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2728

To the Editor:—In The Journal, Jan. 24, 1920, p. 271, Dr. E. M. Stanton opposed the principles of compulsory health insurance on the grounds that the burdens of such insurance cannot be borne by the insured. In so doing, in my opinion, he made a very good argument in favor of compulsory health insurance.

It is precisely because modern scientific medicine, as practiced today, is too expensive for any except the very rich that some system must be evolved to diminish the expense to the individual.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×