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February 23, 1946

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH PROGRAM AND PREPAYMENT SICKNESS INSURANCE PLANS

JAMA. 1946;130(8):494-496. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870080028010

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Abstract

At the annual session of the American Medical Association in Chicago in December the House of Delegates adopted a resolution instructing "the Board of Trustees and the Council on Medical Service and Public Relations to proceed as promptly as possible with the development of a specific national health program, with emphasis on the nationwide organization of locally administered prepayment medical plans sponsored by medical societies."

At a series of meetings held in Chicago beginning February 13 the Board of Trustees and the Council on Medical Service completed considerations which made possible a long step toward protecting the American people against the costs of sickness.

The fundamental step in the development of this plan was the establishment of standards of acceptance for medical care plans which have the approval of the Council on Medical Service of the American Medical Association. Any plan which meets the standards of the Council will be

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