Medicine: Cooperative Doctor

In the U. S. today are about 110 voluntary health-insurance groups, which render services to some 2,150,000 members at a low annual rate. Most of those providing complete medical care are privately owned clinics established by doctors, such as the highly successful Ross-Loos Clinic in Los Angeles. Rapidly growing, however, are cooperative clinics, established and owned by laymen who pay, in addition to initial stock investments, a small annual sum for medical care. Most conspicuous of the cooperatives is the Group Health Association in Washington, D. C., at whose behest the Government is...

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