A nationwide plan for provision of medical care is embodied in the Wagner-Murray Bill S. 1050, which has been presented to Congress for consideration. The American Public Health Association has formulated a policy, "A National Program for Medical Care,"1 and the Committee of 29 on Research in Medical Economics presented the "Principles of a Nationwide Health Program" 2 in December 1944. These plans are of such great personal interest to every individual and family in the nation that they deserve most careful thought.
These plans have been under active consideration by sociologists, economists, labor organizations, public health workers and the medical profession for several years. The discussions have in many instances been acrimonious and often injudicious. For the most part the discussions have been conducted by groups who may be under suspicion of having a certain amount of bias. The majority of contributors have been the public health officials
SMILLIE WG. CERTAIN DEFECTS OF A NATIONWIDE PLAN FOR PROVISION OF ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE. JAMA. 1945;128(14):1003–1005. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860310017004
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