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February 1948

Health Insurance in the United States.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(2):246. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220200134018

This small book presents one of the studies of the New York Academy of Medicine's Committee on Medicine and the Changing Order. Like the previous publications emanating from this source and published by the Commonwealth Fund, the monograph is factual and objective.

The authors divide their book into seven chapters. The first gives a rather brief introduction which devotes a paragraph or two to the various plans that have already been evolved in group insurance. The next chapter has to do with the health insurance movement from 1910 until practically the present day. A fairly long chapter is then devoted to the attitude toward health insurance of various professional, governmental and lay groups. Chapter IV is enlightening from the medicolegal viewpoint. The subsequent chapter discusses the important features of voluntary plans, and it is followed by a chapter on problems that present themselves to those who have organized and developed

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