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April 7, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(14):1137-1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690410049023

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Mutual Health Insurance Societies  There are two kinds of mutual health insurance societies: those organized by the workmen themselves, grouped together according to trades or according to political party, and those organized in the large factories and comprising the workmen and the personnel of those factories. On several occasions in the past, plans have been drawn up with a view of favoring one group of health insurance societies against the other, particularly in the proposed granting of government subsidies. It has been suggested that the right to such subsidies on the part of health insurance societies organized in factories should not be recognized. That is a mere detail to show the tendency of the struggle that has begun anew. This tendency is manifested to a marked degree in the new draft of a law proposed by an adherent of the mutualists so called. The bill would provide for the creation

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