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April 12, 1965

WASHINGTON NEWS

JAMA. 1965;192(2):15-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080150115053

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Abstract

AMA Criticizes Health Care Bill.—  Donovan F. Ward, MD, President of the American Medical Association, urged the House of Representatives to send the omnibus health care legislation passed by the Ways and Means Committee back to the committee for public hearings "to give the American people full and fair opportunity to know and understand how it will affect their lives.""The impact of this complicated far-reaching legislation on the nation's economy and on the health of the people cannot begin to be understood by anyone, including the members of Congress, without extensive and searching examination of its complex provisions," Ward said in a statement.The statement continued:"It is regrettable that the Ways and Means Committee did not hold its traditional public hearings so that all its provisions could be exposed to exhaustive scrutiny by all who support it and all who oppose it. The public interest cannot be served

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