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October 31, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(18):1312-1313. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730180048018

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Refusal of British Medical Association to Accept the Economy Proposal  In a previous letter to The Journal it was stated that the Insurance Acts Committee of the British Medical Association aquiesced in a cut of about 11 per cent in the capitation fee of panel physicians as part of the economy proposals of the national government, rendered necessary by socialistic expenditure. The committee was assured that the government was determined to stand or fall by the whole of its economy proposals and this led the committee to think that the wise course was to submit to the reduction. However, in consequence of protests the government subsequently varied its proposals, as they affected teachers, the defense forces and the police. The committee held this to be a breach of faith and informed the government that the matter would have to be reconsidered. The government then stated that it would substitute for

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