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The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association at the June, 1957, meeting reaffirmed its long-standing opposition to the compulsory coverage of physicians under the Old Age and Survivors Insurance provisions of the Social Security Act. The House also recommended a steppedup informational program which would explain to every Association member the reasons underlying the policy on this issue.
To help carry out that directive, The Journal this week begins publication of a series of three articles on "Social Security for Physicians," which will be appearing in the Special Article section. This week's article, "The Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program (OASDI)," is on page 683. Part 2 of the series, entitled "Position of the Medical Profession Concerning the Coverage of Physicians Under the Social Security Act," will be in the October 19 issue. The October 26 issue will carry part 3, called "Survivorship Benefits—the Bait." Although there
SOCIAL SECURITY FOR PHYSICIANS. JAMA. 1957;165(6):690. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980240048018
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