Doctors: Wait & See

The American Medical Association has one pain that two aspirins and a good night's sleep won't ease, and that is President Johnson's medicare proposals. Last week 24,000 members of the A.M.A. swarmed into Manhattan for their annual convention. The question of what to do about medicare—or, more precisely, how to oppose it—was the main issue facing the A.M.A.'s governing body. There was very little it could do that would be effective, since the House of Representatives has already passed a medicare bill, and the Senate Finance Committee has just approved a similar draft.

Most of the visiting physicians spent their time...

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