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June 7, 1958


JAMA. 1958;167(6):743-750. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990230069015

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THE FORAND BILL  Recently there was issued from the American Medical Association a booklet entitled "Facts About the Forand Bill." This booklet lists 15 questions with answers. In addition, Dr. David B. Allman, President of the American Medical Association, on April 4, mailed to members of the A. M. A. a letter in which he commented on the Forand Bill HR 9647. Since then, Aime J. Forand has written to Dr. F. J. L. Blasingame, commenting on the A. M. A. leaflet and Dr. Allman's letter. For the readers of The Journal, the leaflet, Dr. Allman's letter, and Representative Forand's letter are reproduced.—Ed.

Facts About the Forand Bill  1. Q. What is the Forand bill?A. The Forand bill, H. R. 9467, is an AFL-CIO sponsored amendment to the present Social Security Act. The bill proposes to provide government hospital and surgical care for approximately 13 million eligible social

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