Hospital, Nursing Home, and Surgical Benefits for OASI Beneficiaries: Hearings, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 4700, a Bill to Amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code So as to Provide Insurance Against the Cost of Hospital, Nursing Home, and Surgical Service for Persons Eligible for Old-age and Survivors Insurance Benefits, and for Other Purposes. July 13-17, 1959

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959 - 720 pages
Considers H.R. 4700, to guarantee adequate health care for dependent survivors and aged, retired and disabled individuals by amending the Social Security Act and Internal Revenue Code to establish and finance compulsory insurance against costs of hospitalization, nursing home care and surgical services.

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Merriam Mrs Ida C Director Division of Program Research Depart
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Nebraska 260
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Adams Albert C chairman committee on social security National Asso
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enclosed to Congressman Mills 634
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ruary 19 1959 supporting the Forand bill H R 4700
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report of the Department of Health Education and Welfare
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Statement by AFLCIO president Meany dated April 13 1959
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Schloss Irvin P legislative analyst American Foundation for the Blind
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Blue Shield Medical Care Plans Dr Donald Stubbs chairman board
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committee College of American Pathologists
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National Consumers League Mrs Vera Mayer general secretary 382
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Iowa Medical Service Blue Shield Dr Earl Lowry president 603
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American Farm Bureau Federation Keith Wallace 58
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president 385
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National Social Security Clubs of America Floyd K Dover national
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Brown J Douglas dean of the faculty and professor of economics Prince
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American Hotel Association Vernon Herndon Governmental Affairs
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Forand Hon Aime J a Representative in Congress from the State
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Reynolds Dr T Eric president California Medical Association 172
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Rouse Dr Milford 0 Texas Medical Association 1 520
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Johnson Reuben coordinator National Farmers Union 71
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American Life Convention E J Faulkner 434
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Lowry Dr Earl president Iowa Medical Service Blue Shield 603
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statement
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American Podiatry Association Dr Abe Rubin secretary and editor 379
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Life expectancy in the United States
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beneficiariesmarried couples
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January 1959
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Tennessee State Labor Council AFLCIO Stanton E Smith president 576
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Besdine Dr Matthew member council on legislation American Dental
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United Automobile Workers Retired Workers Center Mrs Jennie Herbon
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Hoffman Dr William S medical director Sidney Hillman Health Centre
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Dingell Hon John D a Representative in Congress from the State
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Baehr Dr George consultant Health Insurance Plan for Greater
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Farbstein Hon Leonard a Representative in Congress from the State
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Bowers Dr P Clyde president the Medical Society of New Jersey
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Hospital Council of Philadelphia Dr James P Dixon director report
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Committee on the Aging of the State of Alabama Rubin Morris Hanan
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Brand Dr Morris medical director Sidney Hillman Health Center
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Pollock William general president Textile Workers Union of America
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International Longshoremens and Warehousemens Union statement
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Medical Association of Alabama statement
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Connecticut State Medical Society Dr Elwood C Weise Sr statement
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Medical Association of Georgia Dr Luther H Wolff president letter dated
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Breeding Hon J Floyd a Representative in Congress from the State
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Shy Frank S Associated Industries of Rhode Island Inc letter dated
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Medical Society of Delaware Dr Alfred R Shands Jr statement in
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Moren Dr Leslie A Medical Association of Nevada statement
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Potter Dr Alfred L president the Rhode Island Medical Society
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Souster Dr B B president Minnesota State Medical Association letter
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Kelley James W M D president Tulsa County Medical Society State
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National Association of Manufacturers statement
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Frates George H the National Association of Retail Druggists statement
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American Mutual Insurance Alliance statement
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Gibs Consultants of Syracuse N Y on behalf of Citizens Public
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National Federation of Independent Business George J Burger vice pres
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Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Inc resolution
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Wegryn Dr Louis S president Association of American Physicians
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Brown Royall R president WinstonSalem Chamber of Commerce
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