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June 26, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(9):609-628. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840260037015

THE WAGNER-MURRAY-DINGELL SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN  An Analysis Prepared by the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation, American Medical Association,June 16, 1943Referred to generally as embodying an Americanized Beveridge plan but offered in Congress, according to Senator Wagner, "simply as a basis for legislative study and consideration," legislation was introduced, June 3, in the Senate by Senator Wagner, New York, for himself and Senator Murray, Montana, and in the House by Representative Dingell, Michigan, proposing to create a Unified National Social Insurance System (S. 1161; H. R. 2861). The Senate bill is pending in the Senate Committee on Finance and the House bill on the House Committee on Ways and Means.The system proposed to be created will be financed in general from a trust fund established by a 6 per cent employee and a 6 per cent employer contribution on all wages and salaries, up to the first