Health Insurance in Foreign Countries

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Health Insurance Plan in Next Congress

Although health insurance is an important feature of social insurance schemes in most foreign countries, the social security system of the United States makes no provision for assisting workers in bearing the economic burdens of sickness. A plan designed to provide such assistance-through insurance against the costs of medical care and against loss of wages during illness-will be laid before the next Congress and in all probability will receive strong support from the administration.

The proposed health insurance plan was drafted ...

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