Medicine: Ten-Year Prescription

Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ross Ewing, lawyer and formerly assistant chairman of the Democratic National Committee, had been asked by President Truman to prescribe a ten-year health plan for the nation. Last May Ewing, whose job includes supervision of the U.S. Public Health Service, called a National Health Assembly to get some advice from doctors and other experts (TIME, May 17). The assembly agreed that the U.S. needs some kind of medical insurance, but could not decide what kind. Mr. Ewing could.

Last week, after seven months of study, he presented the President with a 186-page report. To nobody's surprise, he recommended...

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