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January 19, 1924


JAMA. 1924;82(3):224-225. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290054023

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Physicians and the Health Insurance Societies  The negotiations in the federal ministry of labor, Dec. 21, 1923, to which I referred in my letter last week, seem to be paving the way to an understanding. As impartial members of the federal committee for the arbitration of difficulties existing between physicians and the health insurance societies, a number of officials have been selected in whom the physicians have expressed confidence. The representatives of the two groups have agreed that petitions for the modification of the decree concerning the form of aid to be given members of the health insurance societies may be dealt with by the federal committee. As a basis for the settlement of the controversy, the following points were regarded as essential: The physicians and the health insurance societies must not demand that disciplinary measures be taken against persons who, during the period since the cancelation of the contract,

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