THE ADMINISTRATION: Shared Responsibility

Last week the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Oveta Gulp Hobby, took the wraps off the Administration's health program. The plan, which the President sent to Capitol Hill, is an expanded version of the one Congress talked about but failed to pass last year.

Key to the plan is Government reinsurance of private medical insurance, e.g., Blue Cross, to encourage broader coverage, including payments for doctor's visits, financial help through periods of long illness, and coverage of low-income and rural families.

Secretary Hobby's program is designed for a minimum of federal control,...

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