Organizations: Eldercare v. Medicare

For years the American Medical Association has furiously fought the Democratic proposals that it considered steps toward socialized medicine, from Harry Truman's program for compulsory national health insurance to John Kennedy's $1 billion medical-care-for-the-aged plan. As taken over by President Johnson and incorporated into the Great Society, medicare seems a cinch for passage this year by the hugely Democratic 89th Congress. But the A.M.A. is determined, in the words of one top official, "to go down fighting." Meeting last week in Chicago, the A.M.A. House of Delegates endorsed an all-out national drive against medicare, along with an equally all-out...

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