Medicine: Insurance

For $9.60 a year apiece, 1,510,000 U. S. citizens are entitled, if sick, to 21 days board and nursing in a semiprivate hospital room, use of maternity delivery room, ordinary X-ray and laboratory examinations, anesthesia. For $18 a year man & wife may get the same accommodation, for $24 a year an entire family (TIME, April 6, 1936, et seq.). From those fees 15% goes for hospitals' charges, 12% for administration expenses of the service, the balance into reserve. During the four years since these hospital services developed subscribers paid $7,681,517 to hospitals. $1,230,000 to administration, banked $1.331,000 in reserve. To...

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