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January 27, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(4):236-237. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920220044013

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FEDERAL LEGISLATION  The following items were prepared by the Washington Office of the American Medical Association.

National Health Program  Representative Celler, New York, introduced a bill, H. R. 27, which would provide a national health insurance and public health program financed by a compulsory tax. The bill has three titles: findings and declaration; prepaid personal health service benefits, and development and expansion of health services. This bill is similar to other administration bills promoting compulsory health insurance.H. R. 54, introduced by Mr. Dingell of Michigan, is the administration-sponsored omnibus compulsory health insurance proposal. It contains seven titles and is identical with the Murray and Dingell bills of the Eighty-First Congress. This bill does not delete the hospital construction amendment provision even though legislation on this provision was passed in the last Congress.Representative Auchincloss of New Jersey introduced H. R. 146, which would make federal funds available to assist

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