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January 20, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(3):163. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920210035014

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MEDICAL LEGISLATION BEFORE EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS  The following summary was prepared by the Washington 'office of the American Medical Association.Nearly 17,000 legislative measures before the Eighty-First Congress, which adjourned Jan. 2, 1951, were screened by the Washington office. Four hundred and twenty of these measures were reported in the Bulletin of that office. The most important of the bills followed by the American Medical Association are mentioned below.

Enacted into Law  H. R. 6000, amending the Social Security Act and extending benefits to 11,000,000 additional persons, increasing benefits to all persons covered by the Act and providing for increased grants to states for maternal and child health services, aid to crippled children and child welfare, a revised system of payments for medical services performed for indigent persons and authorizing federal assistance to state public assistance programs, became Public Law 734 in August.S. 247, creating a National Science Foundation with

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