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March 23, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(12):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970470047014

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Introduction  This is the first of a series of Bulletins since the conclusion of the Medicare contracts to be prepared and distributed to the constituent medical associations under the auspices of the Hamilton Task Force on Medicare of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. The Task Force consists of Dr. Hugh H. Hussey, Dr. Joseph D. McCarthy, Dr. James R. Reuling and Dr. Edwin S. Hamilton, Chairman.The Task Force, at a meeting in Washington, D. C., February 25-26, decided that close contact with the Medicare program is desirable. The Washington Office will maintain day-by-day liaison with Major General Paul I. Robinson, Executive Director, Office for Dependents' Medical Care, and members of his staff. The Task Force, on the basis of information available to it from the Army, the Washington Office and from the contracting and fiscal agents will sponsor a periodic Medicare Bulletin which will be prepared by and distributed from the Chicago office.

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