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March 24, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(12):1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960470052012

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The Senate Finance Committee has completed its hearings on H. R. 7225, the Social Security Amendments of 1955. The committee afforded all interested persons and organizations the opportunity to present their views on this legislation. Medical witnesses, representing state medical associations, specialty societies, and the Americcan Medical Association, were heard along with many other individuals and organizations, including proponents of the measure.

Excerpts from the testimony of the medical witnesses, and others opposing the disability sections of the bill, are reproduced on page 1058 of this issue of The Journal. Concerning the proposal to pay social security benefits at age 50 to those certified as "disabled," as defined in the bill, the testimony reveals repeated emphasis on the following major points: 1. An objective, thorough, and nonpartisan study of social security should be undertaken immediately, so that Congress will have valid information on which it can base constructive action. This

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