The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1949 · Page 3
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1949 BI.YTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg PAGE THREE Sponsor Details GOP Health Plan Measure Stresses Voluntary Program Of Paid Medical Care A number of Ke|Jublkans in Congress or which I am one have recently joined in sponsoring a new health bill. We believe that by hard work and ingenuity we have at last achieved a geuevous, American solution of a serious problem. The other sponsors of the bill are Senators 'Flanders or Vermont and Lves of New York, and Repre sentatives Case of New Jersey. Fulton of Pennsylvania, Hale of Maine Javlts of New York, Morton of Kentucky, Nixon of California, aiic Auchincloss of New Jersey. We ask support for tills measure by those who agree that the •' best medical care should be avail able to all irrespective of means and who agree also that the tangement of this should not interfere with the continous rais Ing of the Quality of medical care or with the free initiative pa lients and doctors. There can he no doubt that ag! tiitloii in the press, the flow of bills in Congress, and the concern of the doctors themselves all indicate that only basic change will satisfy the general desire for wide extension of medical care. Aid Is Voluntary Our bill proposes neither compulsory, nation-wide medical in- man of the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee. Johnson expressed distast f o r beer ai>d wine advertising now on common in broadcasting programs, and asserted that similar advertising bv radio television for hurd liquor would be "unthinkable," Catholic Renounces Priesthood to Wed Divorcee in Arizona PHOENI, Ariz. Aug. 16. (API — A former Catholic pnest and his bride n'e honeymooning today In California They were married at Buckeye. Ariz., 35 mll« west of here, Saturday night before 700 guests and a iiiard ol pistol-toting sheriff's deputies. The bridegroom, Dmmetl Mc- Loughlln, had asked that the deputies be assigned tfl prevent any trouble. Deputy sheriff Woody Killman said. . Nolle materialized a* (he 42-year- old hospital superintendent and his bride, Mary Davis, 14, a sU-ikmg Hard Liquor Radio Ads Can't Be Banned by FCC WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 M'J— The Federal communications commission said yesterday it is without legal authority to ban hurd suranc'e. nor means-test aid to the t '"luor advertising on the radio. needy, but rests upon local, vol- Tl ' e commission made the state- OEEE-L1GHTED—Mary Jant Hayes, 19-year-old Washington, D. C., beauty, registers high emo- lion as she learns she has been :hosen "Miss Washington ol 1949." She gets $5000 in prizes and a chance at the "Miss Ameri;a" title at Atlantic City next month. upon untary prepayment service plans, elded to the extent necessary by the government. Many Unaided such plans already exist -Blue Cross, labor union inent in replying to a letter from Senator Johruson (D-Co)o). chair- industry plans, group health plans, and the like and—more than 35 million people are enrolled In them. Their chief virtues are that they spread the risks of sickness »nd permit prepayment Their chief drawback is that the flat-rate premiums which most of them charge are beyond the means of millions nnd without til of otherwise self-supporting people, dom we have We want these plans to be helped to take in more subscribers and new plans to be formed with federal . and slate aid. ^ The basic requirement for aid in our bill is that the given pV.n charge a subscription fee that will 'be a percentage of the subscriber's income. The percentage will vary with the completeness of the medical care provided and It Is proposed that a typical plan offering preventive care, complete diagnosis. all forms of medical, surgical and maternity care renclerri in home, doctor's office, and hospital, and hospitalization, will charge three per cent of income, and will cover the subscriber and his dependent. Subject to If experience with the voluntary plans already in existence Is any guide, employers will be glad In most, cases to chip in a part of the subscription charge necessary to give their employes meiiical protection. But this will be subject to free bargaining between them. Freedom will be the rule not only for patients and employers but also for the doctors, who can come into any plan thai will accept, them, or stay out of all ol them. Those that come in will find the services thai they now supply free to those patients who cannot By pay their own way, will be fully *^ paid for by the plans. In order to take part In the program a state would set up a State Health Council, several regional bodies made up of local people. These would determine local medical costs and regulate the charges of the plans. A plan offering typical medical benefits nnd charging three per cent of the income of its subscribers, will probably run a deficit if the average Income of its subscribers is less than about $3800 a year. V. S., State* Pay iwflrfl Under our bill, this deficit would then be made up by mixed federal nnd state funds. The proportion of federal money will vary with the ability of each state to pay its share. The richest stales would pay two-thirds of the subsidy, and the poorest only one-quarter. Each plan will be required to JK admit the unemployed, not through Pa means-test but. as a matter of tight, charging a minimum fee of 60 cents a month. On the other hand the highest income used for figuring subscription rates is $5000 Persons with larger Incomes may Join the plans, but runny plans will probably pay such people fixed sums toward their medical care, rather than the complete cost. The Administration bill In this name field imposes compulsions on patients, on employers and. in effect, on doctors—compulsions that we regard as unnecessary, ivn-Amer- j lean and inefficient. Just as bad from the point of view of the future of medical care, it promises services that cannot be delivered for many years to come, because of the. lack of enough doctors and facilities In the country. Our bill not only preserves freedom, but Is realistically geared to what can now be done, while it provides for the most rapid possible expansion of medical care so that more can be done with each passing year. Want r,tK-al Control ^ In sum, what we want to see Is ^Ihe preservation of American freedom and Initiative In the field of medical care. We want local sponsorship ana control, so that the availability ol ever-growing medi- cal personnel and facilities will be geared to local needs. We want competition among local plans so Hint those that serve their people w>ll survive and prosper, and so that the quality of medical care will be continually improved. AH this cannot be done without generous federal help and state lelp according to the means of the 'arious states. By wise measures, nnd without the sacrifice of frce- powcr "to lift he cost of illness off the crippled jacks of the sick and place it 01 :he broad shoulders of a robust society. We all know that the health of every individual is now a social concern and responsibility. Modern technology and medical science, with the doctors playing their vital role, have created something too important to be withheld even in part, from any of the people. Fh« Famous, Nationally Advertised /P4RTU/ FULL-VUE TWIN UKS REREX CAMERA $3.50 r*> feel. Now—perfect pictures under any light conditions . . . day 2nd night - . . indoors and outdoors! 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