Medicine: Plan for the Aged

In the struggle between all-out proponents of federally financed health care for the aged and all-out opponents of any Government involvement, a third force emerged last week and offered a comprehensive middleway plan. Meeting in Chicago, the American Hospital Association and the Blue Cross Association voted to support a new, nonprofit plan to be available to all Americans over 65. Subscribers would pay all or part of their premiums ($10 to $12 a month) in proportion to their incomes, and the Federal Government would pay part or all of the premiums for low-income...

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