Medicine: $8.50 Confinement

All that it cost Mrs. Mollie H. Laibson of Brooklyn to bear her baby in a first-class Brooklyn hospital last week was $8.50. If she had been less provident, this wife of an insurance broker might have paid something like $100 for the hospital delivery room and semiprivate room which she used last week.

Mrs. Laibson enrolled in a 3¢-a-day ($10 a year) hospitalization insurance plan begun last May by the hospitals of the New York City metropolitan area. By last week 174 hospitals and 65,000 prospective patients belonged to the Associated Hospital Service...

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