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February 17, 1945

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1945;127(7):405-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860070037015

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Abstract

HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION IN CALIFORNIA  Analysis of Health Insurance Proposals Before the 1945 California Legislature Prepared by the California Medical Association

Introductory Note.—  There are at least thirteen bills before the 1945 legislature on the subjects of state medicine, compulsory health insurance and voluntary health insurance. (This analysis covers bills introduced before Jan. 27, 1945.)

I. Compulsory Tax Increase Bills  A.—A. B. 449. Sponsor, the C. I. O. Major features:

  1. Administration.—Creates new bureau (California Health Insurance Commission) with power to manage and regulate the compulsory health plan. California Health Insurance Commission to consist of nine persons appointed by governor, two from labor, two from management, two from agriculture, one from the medical profession, one full time professor in a medical school, and one from the general public (practicing physicians have one member out of nine). An executive director (who must not be a doctor or dentist) to have full

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