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May 14, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(2):124-126. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960020030012


Eighth Installment, First Session, 84th Congress Medical Expense Deductions  Congressman Williams (D., Miss.), in H. R. 3492 proposes "to remove the 3 percent limitation on the amount of medical and dental expenses which may be deducted from gross income" for income tax purposes so that any medical expense, however small, could be deducted. Congressman Curtis (R., Mo.) proposes, in H. R. 3893, to repeal for taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1954, the maximum limitation on allowances for deduction for medical expenses in determining the amount for income tax. Congressman Bolton (R., Ohio) proposes, in H. R. 3911, to allow the deduction of all medical and drug costs not compensated for by insurance or otherwise for income tax purposes. He also proposes to allow credit on gross income for amounts paid for "accident or health insurance or as subscription charges or other payments to prepayment cooperative or

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