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JAMA Revisited
September 8, 2020

The President Outlines a Program

JAMA. 2020;324(10):1011. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13609

Originally Published September 15, 1945 | JAMA. 1945;129(3):212.

On September 6 President Harry S. Truman sent to the Congress an outline of the executive and legislative program which he considered desirable. He concluded his presentation:

“I shall shortly recommend a national health program to provide adequate medical care for all Americans and to protect them from financial loss and hardships resulting from illness and accident. I shall also communicate with the Congress with respect to expanding our social security system and improving our program of education for our citizens.”