FEDERAL MEDICAL LEGISLATION
First Session, 85th Congress
Congress was in session throughout the first eight months of the year, during which time 441 bills were introduced that were of enough interest to the medical profession to be followed by the Washington Office of the A. M. A. Few of these bills were passed, hearings were held on several others, and a few were passed by one House; but no action was taken on most bills.
Numerically the most common measures introduced were those dealing with social security, of which 68 were studied and reported to the profession. Of these, only two became public law. H. R. 7238, introduced by Representative McCormack (D., Mass.), after some modification, became Public Law 85-110. This would allow the states in making medical vendor payments for public assistance recipients to use either (a) medical vendor payments using federal funds within the $60 per
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1957;165(13):1702–1705. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980310054015