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November 30, 1946

Compulsion: The Key to Collectivism: A Treatise on and Evidence of Attempts to Foist on the American People Compulsory Health Insurance, and Explanation of the Implications Involved

JAMA. 1946;132(13):820. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870480066032

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This study presents a readable and instructive account of the forces behind the agitation for a system of federally controlled compulsory sickness insurance in the United States and the technics employed by the agitators to gain their objective. Scattered throughout the pages of this brochure are pertinent excerpts from the testimony presented before the Senate Committee on Education and Labor in connection with the extended hearings on the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill. Section B of the study is devoted exclusively to such testimony and to the ten point program of the American Medical Association. The chapter headings of section A are indicative of their contents: The Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bills and their Historical Background, the Bureaucratic Propaganda Front, Government Propaganda for Political Medicine, The Misused Draft Rejection Statistics, Organized Medicine's Efforts for Better Medical Care, The Why of Physician Opposition, Probing for Facts, An Elder Statesman Testifies, and Compulsion the Key to Collectivism. Every

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