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Following the session of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association in Chicago in February, a meeting of the house of delegates of the California Medical Association was held in Los Angeles on March 2. A special committee of five, appointed by the house of delegates of the California Medical Association in 1934, submitted a report of a survey of health care in California and a plan for the administration of health insurance. This committee, with an advisory council, had made the survey, which involved a study of medical practice as conducted by physicians, dentists, osteopaths, hospitals and clinics, and a direct study of the health care of the public obtained through 48,000 questionnaires secured from families by field workers and by mail. The cost of the survey was approximately $80,000, of which some $25,000 was supplied by the California Medical Association and the remainder through an appropriation
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL SOCIETY ENDORSES SICKNESS INSURANCE. JAMA. 1935;104(14):1243–1244. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140047017