Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 14, 1969 · Page 3
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 3

Brownwood, Texas
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Monday, July 14, 1969
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, July 14, 1§6§ IR5WNW66B ftULlETfN S ' ' ' ,-..-, .•. - ••-.-.- . ,- - -* " .^M*Jaa AMA Delegates Urged to Drop Medicaid Endorsement By FftAfm CAREY At* science Writer N12W YORK (At*) - South Carolina delegates to the American Medical Association convention have urged the AMA to withdraw its endorsement of the federal-state fttedicaid {rfogfarti. AMA's endofsenient of medh caid "could lead to the e*pefi- sion of the medicaid program," the iSouth Carolina delegation said in a resolution. ft was afriong 130 resolutions introduced Sunday at the tumultuous opening session at the Americana Motel, during which a New York psychiatrist seized the microphone to denounce the AMA fof what he said was neglect of the poor. The South Carolina resolution said medicaid backers thought "the medicaid program could and should be expanded to include all inhabitants of the Unit- fed States." It also said the current pro- gfarn had placed "an unbearable financial burden oh states that have fully implemented it." the 242-membef Mouse of Delegates will act on the resolutions Tuesday or Wednesday. About 22,500 doctors ate expected for the five-day convention, the AMA with atf.OOO members, says it represents two-thirds of the nation's doc- tors. The opening of the 118th annual convention was disrupted immediately after the National Anthem, when Dr. Richard Kunrres of New York City walked to the lectern and said, "t hereby declare this meeting illegitimate, null and void." He told the doctors, "You have delivered your services on the basis of people's ability to pay and hot on the basis of their health needs." About 75 protesters joined him on the stage while be burned what he said was his AMA card. Some doctors in the audience threw ashtrays af the demonstrators, while others yelled: "Shut up! "and, "Go to hell!" Outside the hotel, about 100 doctors, nurses and medical students picketed and chanted, claiming the AMA does not represent the people. A few minutes after Kunnes left the stage, Dr. Roger C. Egeberg, newly confirmed as assistant secretary of health, education and welfare, told the gathering that organized medicine "has created a distribution of medical care that suits us and the middle class"—to the neglect of Uie poor. Egeberg, who was appointed after the AMA brought pressure in an effort to block the appoint- of Of. Johft M. faidtfteS of Boston to the MEW post, s£!d doctots "fhust look afoiiftd" Sfld "reach out" to bfifif adequali medical cafe lo the poof. Another resolution introduced asked the AMA to oppose thfc Nixon administration positiofi of freezing physicians* fees fof medicare, the health-insurance program fof Arnericans age 6§ of over, and lo fix fees for the medicaid program. BACON Vtscoun MARSHALL PORK BEANS DEL MONTE CHUNK LIGHT Meat Pies TU MORTON'S ALL REG. 49c No. 1/2 Flat Can YOU ALWAYS SAVE MORE . . . AT YOUR M SYSTEM STORE! Serve wifh Onions end Bacon Ib. Roast Goch Blue Ribbon Mb. Pkg. 4-Winds Wafer-Thin Sliced BEEF, HAM, TURKEY, PASTRAMI, CORNED BEEF Lunch Meats 3?-89c Round Steak lb 1.09 Sausage sr"^* Vir9ini ° . ...1.39 ARM ROAST > 85 C FROZEN FOODS Chicken, Turkey, Beef. 6-0z. Dinners Morton's 10 Flavors 8 Inch 23c FOREMOST Ice CreotTiAsst. Flavors </2 Gai59c Buttermilk </ 2 G Q I. 48c THRiF-T-PACK WHITE Potatoes 10 x TEXAS' FINEST FREESTONE Peaches 46 HI-C Asr'd Flavors! FRUIT DRINKS DUNCAN MINES Asst'd Flavors COFFEE Cut Green STAFF LIQUID Allen 303 Can Half. Gallon DETERGENT 15c OFF UBEl Ati P8ICI5 IN THIS AD ARi IFFICTIYI THRU SAT., JUtY 19th We reserve right to limit auU ref vise s dealers! M SYSTEM fl/scounf FOOD STORES 600 Block Fisk Store Hours 8:00 A,M, Till 6:30 P.M.

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