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September 25, 1948

Current Comment

JAMA. 1948;138(4):298. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900040042010

TIME FOR DECISION  Many issues confront the voters of the United States in the election that will occur in November. Most Americans so value their democratic prerogatives that they sincerely attempt by their ballots to influence the policies of their government. As is explained in an editorial in this issue of The Journal, President Truman is committed to a nationwide system of compulsory sickness insurance. Governor Thomas E. Dewey has stated over his signature and in a public address to the Oregon State Medical Society that he is unalterably opposed to a government system of medical practice.