The Administration: Squared Off

"This year," said President Kennedy, "or certainly as inevitably as the tide comes in, next year, this bill is going to pass." Retorted American Medical Association President Leonard Larson: "This bill will be defeated. You may see the end of this in the 87th Congress." Thus, last week, the Administration and the A.M.A. squared off for a fight over the President's program to provide medical care for the aged under social security. In their claims and counterclaims, both sides seemed partly wrong. The King-Anderson bill, as the program is known, is unlikely...

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