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January 20, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(3):165-172. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860030037014

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SECRETARIES AND EDITORS OF CONSTITUENT STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS  Second Session, Friday AfternoonDr. D. L. Cannon, Montgomery, Ala., Presiding(Continued from page 106)

Medical Service Plans  Dr. Robert E. S. Young, Columbus, Ohio: The wealthy, who comprise perhaps 6 to 8 per cent of our population, need no particular plan for medical care. There is a large group of the middle and low income levels that definitely need a plan for prepayment medical insurance. The C. I. O. in its report on hospitalization in 1940 pointed out that nine out of ten of its families are dependent on the wage earnings of one person, and that one third to one half of the poverty arising in each family is due to the illness of this wage earner. The people in

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