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June 30, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(9):886. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970090112022


Second Session, 84th Congress 

Agency for the Handicapped  Congressman Fulton (R., Pa.), in H. R. 10420, would create an independent agency for the handicapped. All the functions of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under the provisions of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act under the public assistance program to assist the blind and several of the functions of the Department of Labor would be transferred to the new agency. This measure is similar to 23 measures previously reported. It was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor.

Civilian Federal Employees Health Insurance  Congressman Murray (D., Tenn.), by request, has introduced, in H. R. 10436, a measure that would provide civilian government employees and their dependents with major medical expense insurance to be paid for by the government. Reimbursement would be 75% of the medical expense incurred after the first $100 to $200 of medical expenses, 75%

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