Medicine: Doctors' Chisel

For a dozen years, the California Medical Association has been mighty proud of its insurance plan for paying part of the cost of doctors' bills. With 820,000 subscribers and more than $18 million paid out in their behalf last year, the California Physicians' Service is one of the nation's largest and most successful private medical plans. As such, it is offered as a working-model argument against state medicine. Last week C.P.S. was shocked to its bone marrow: 200 or more doctors had been gypping the plan by charging it for services they had never rendered. The swag was estimated at $1,000,000...

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