November 9, 1963


JAMA. 1963;186(6):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710060001001

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Hearings on King-Anderson Start November 18.  —Rep. Wilbur D. Mills (D., Ark.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee announced that the Committee has scheduled public hearings to begin on November 18 on the subject of medical care for the aged.Mills stated that the hearings would include testimony on (1) the adequacy of medical programs under existing law (Kerr-Mills Act); (2) the extent and adequacy of coverage under private or non-governmental health insurance programs; (3) the President's King-Anderson proposal; and (4) proposed alternatives.Administration officials will be lead-off witnesses. The hearings will be concluded no later than November 27, 1963. The American Medical Association will testify against the measure.There was no suggestion that the Committee intends to act on the measure this year.Every nose-count has showed that no committee majority exists for the bill, under which hospital and nursing home care would be provided through added

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