Medicine: Health and Fiorello

New York City's Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia last fortnight filed incorporation papers for a city health-insurance plan. He hopes it will get started by January with 190,000 city-employe subscribers. But all New Yorkers earning less than $5,000 a year will be eligible.

Mayor LaGuardia's plan is the first in the U.S. to offer such inclusive service. For 4% of his income (paid half by his employer, half by himself), a citizen will get complete medical, surgical and hospital care for himself, his wife and all children under 18. The Mayor suggested that plans already in operation and conflicting with his...

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