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To the Editor:—
In the April 12 issue of The Journal, in the editorial entitled "Two Economists Oppose Compulsory Health Insurance," mention is made of the Quarterly Journal of Economics of February, 1952, "which is published by Harvard University and edited by 15 of this university's professors of economics." I think you will be interested to know that more data specifically integrating this philosophy into medical economics appeared in the July, 1950, issue of the Harvard Business Review in an article entitled "New Approach to Employee Health Programs," by Robert J. Clarke and David Ewing, supporting the practical use of a voluntary health insurance plan that has functioned exceptionally well over a period of 10 years. Case material following this philosophy of voluntary health insurance for advancing better social medicine (not socialized medicine) is being used in the Division of Human Relations of the Harvard Graduate Schools of Business Administration
Grace EJ. VOLUNTARY INSURANCE. JAMA. 1952;149(3):298. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930200084025