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February 6, 1954


JAMA. 1954;154(6):510-523. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940400048016

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LEGISLATIVE REVIEW  (First Session, 83rd Congress)Following is a résumé of the major legislative measures with medical implications that were introduced during the first session of the 83rd Congress. Identical House and Senate bills have not been indicated. The listing, which shows the bill numbers, authors, interested congressional committees, purposes, and position of the American Medical Association, if any, has been broken down under the following general subjects: (1) members of armed services and their dependents, (2) veterans and veterans administration, (3) medical research and establishment of medical foundation, (4) federal subsidization of education, (5) tax relief, (6) social security and disability insurance, (7) federal subsidization of private health insurance plans, (8) aid to the handicapped, and (9) miscellaneous. The action indicated in the last column is that taken by the Board of Trustees unless otherwise specified. Action by the Committee on Legislation is indicated when taken too recently for

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