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February 1, 1958


JAMA. 1958;166(5):491-503. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990050061013

REPORT OF MEDICARE CONFERENCE  Since enactment of Public Law 569, 84th Congress, the A. M. A. Board of Trustees Task Force on Dependent Medical Care has endeavored to serve, where desired, as liaison between the constituent medical associations and the federal government in its implementation of the Dependents' Medical Care Act. To facilitate exchange of ideas and experiences among representatives of constituent associations and to provide a summary of the program, the Task Force sponsored a Medicare conference in Philadelphia on December 6, 1957.—Ed.

Opening of Conference and Welcome  Dr. Hamilton opened the conference at 9 a. m. and welcomed all those present. He then introduced all the members of the A. M. A. Task Force and ODMC representatives.

Summary of A. M. A. Task Force and Staff Activities—by Dr. Hussey  The first part of this report is a review, and it will be brief, as most of the

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