This book is the result of a great deal of research on the broad subject of health insurance. It is divided into four general sections, with the following captions: Health Losses and How They Are Met; Expense Coverages; Income Coverages; and Health Insurer Operations. Of necessity, the text treats a wide range of topics in order to give the reader a better understanding of what has occurred in the past 20 years in a rather heterogeneous development which is now a major force in health economics. In addition to a discussion of health insurance, as the term is now generally interpreted, there also are discussions of several phases of social insurance, including workmen's compensation, nonoccupational disability laws, and old-age, survivors, and disability insurance. It also makes brief mention of public assistance programs. Blue Shield, Blue Cross, insurance companies, and other organizations involved in the broad field of health insurance are
Health Insurance. JAMA. 1959;171(13):1902. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010310134031
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