Medicine: Which Weapon?

Last fall Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ewing dropped a bombshell: a program of compulsory health insurance which he recommended to President Truman. Ever since, the big brass of the American Medical Association have been spluttering with indignation. Determined to fight compulsory health insurance tooth & nail, the A.M.A. has also turned its back on such individually financed measures as the voluntary health insurance plan offered by the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Commissions (TIME, Dec. 13). In its fighting mood, the A.M.A. has even levied a $25 assessment on each of its 140,000 members. The $3,500,000 is to be used in an "education"...

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