National Health Insurance: Panel Discussions Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session ....

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Page 195 - Nothing in this title shall be construed as authorizing the Secretary or any other officer or employee of the United States to interfere in any way with the practice of medicine or with relationships between practitioners of medicine and their patients, or to exercise any supervision or control over the administration or operation of any hospital. (2) The term "period of disability...
Page 427 - Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.
Page 425 - And the use of all of these terms, 'treaty', 'agreement', 'compact', show that it was the intention of the framers of the Constitution to...
Page 147 - Up to 1905, the National Association of Manufacturers, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the...
Page 427 - Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency.
Page 326 - Congress passed in the spring of 1966 was a program to encourage regional cooperative arrangements in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and related diseases.
Page 258 - ... of the problem. For there are two— and really only two— key ingredients to understanding the rise in hospital costs: the changing nature of the hospital product, and the impact of insurance. Of these, the second is the more crucial— and largely explains the first. The changing hospital product The most obvious thing about hospital care today is that it is very different from what it was 25 years ago. Today's care is more complex, more sophisticated, and, it is to be hoped, more effective....
Page 354 - Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. First of all, I would like to commend the committee for getting into this subject of skyjacking.
Page 126 - Wash.) (This paper was presented before the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association at the 88th annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 2, 1960.) Dr.
Page 426 - Common thought and parlance tend to conceal or deny the fact that demand for all practical purposes is unlimited. The vulgar assumption is that there is a definable amount of medical care 'needed', and that if that 'need' was met, no more would be demanded. This is absurd. Every advance in medical .science creates new needs that did not exist until the means of meeting them came into existence, or at least into the realm of the possible.

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