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The concept of prepaid medical care has met with marked approval as evidenced by the acceptance of ever-increasing individual insurance programs by the American people. Many of these are insurance policies by which individuals and employees are covered. Others in the nature of "fringe benefits" are enjoyed by groups, such as labor unions. A program embracing advantages of the latter to the American public was one of the last major endeavors of the late Edwin Forbes Tait, M.D., whose contributions were many in the scientific and socioeconomic fields of ophthalmology.
As a lasting tribute to him comes a new pamphlet from the National Medical Foundation for Eye Care on "Eye Care and Prepayment Plans," a field in which he was especially well versed because of many years of service on the Legislative Committee of the Pennsylvania State Medical Association.
In an ever-changing world, it behooves every ophthalmologist to acquaint himself
Rychener RO. Eye Care and Prepayment Plans. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;61(4):515-516. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.00940090517001