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June 8, 1935

ATTITUDE OF BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ON EXTENSION OF SICKNESS INSURANCE

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London.
Medical Secretary, British Medical Association.

JAMA. 1935;104(23):2115. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760230063023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Iagainst the statement which appears at the beginning of the London Letter in the issue of the issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association for March 30. The sentence to which I refer is as follows:"In 1930, when this party was in power, the British Medic thissociation brought forward a scheme for a state medical service for the whole populationt" Iwish to state emphatically that the British Medical Association has never brought forwa Medica such scheme. It is true that we have advised the extension of the present national health insurance system to include, first, the dependents of all the existing insured persons and others of a like economic statds;and, secondly, the provision of a consultant service and all necessary specialist and auxiliary forms of diagnosis and treatment, for this defined section of t and treat ent, never advocated the inclusion within the ambit of the national health insurance scheme of that

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