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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1106, S. 1456, S. 1581, and S. 1679

BILLS RELATIVE TO A NATIONAL

HEALTH PROGRAM OF 1949

PART 1

MAY 23, 24, 25, 31, JUNE 1, 2, 1949

Printed for the use of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1949

91626

PUBLIC HEALTH LIB.

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah, Chairman JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont LISTER HILL, Alabama

H. ALEXANDER SMITH, New Jersey MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia WAYNE MORSE, Oregon PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Illinois

FORREST C. DONNELL, Missouri HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota GARRETT L. WITHERS, Kentucky

EARL B. WIXCEY, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH LEGISLATION

JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana, Chairman CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia H. ALEXANDER SMITH, New Jersey HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota FORREST C. DONNELL, Missouri

II

A3 A45

1949

vil

CONTENTS

Public

Health

I, ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES Lib.

Bauer, Dr. Louis H., Hempstead, N. Y., on behalf of American Medical Page

Association

201

Brown, Harvey W., president, International Association of Machinists- 611

X Carey, James B., secretary-treasurer, Congress of Industrial Organizations. 417

Cruikshank, Nelson H., director of social insurance activities, American

Federation of Labor---

281, 307

Flagstad, Dr. Carl O., Minneapolis, Minn., on behalf of American Dental

Association --

189

Goin, Dr. Lowell S., Los Angeles, Calif., president, California Physicians'

Service

216

Harris, Seymour E., professor of economics, Harvard University, on behalf
of Americans for Democratic Action_

149
Hawley, Dr. Paul R., chief executive officer, Blue Cross-Blue Shield Com-
missions

332
Hayes, John H., chairman, council on Government relations, American Hos-
pital Association---

438
Hill
, Hon. Lister, a United States Senator from the State of Alabama_

139
Hilton, Mrs. Anna, Camden, N. J--

423
Hutcheson, Dr. R. H., president, State and Territorial Health Officers

Association, and commissioner of public health, Nashville., Tenn.- 541

Kingsley, J. Donald, Acting Federal Security Administrator_

79

Leavell, Dr. Hugh R., professor of public health practice, Harvard School

of Public Health, and chairman, executive board, American Public Health
Association, New York, N. Y..

564
Lodge, Hon. Henry Cabot, Jr., a United States Senator from the State
of Massachusetts--

296
McGowan, Rey. Donald A., director of Bureau of Health and Hospitals,
National Catholic Welfare Conference, Washington, D. C-

516
Nelson, George, grand lodge representative, International Association
of Machinişts_--

616
Olsen, John H., past president, American Protestant Hospital Association. 469
Sensenich, Dr. Roscoe, South Bend, Ind_-

201
Smith, Rt. Rev. Msgr. George Lewis, president, Catholic Hospital Associa-
tion of the United States and Canada---

503

Taft, Hon. Robert A., a United States Senator from the State of Ohio---- 111

Van Steenwyk, E. A., executive director, the Associated Hospital Service

of Philadelphia, and chairman, government relations committee, Blue

Cross Commission---

405

II. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Monday, May 23, 1949: J. Donald Kingsley, Acting Federal Security Ad-

ministrator

79

Tuesday, May 24, 1949 :

Hon. Robert A. Taft, a United States Senator from the State of Ohio- 111

Hon. Lister Hill, a United States Senator from the State of Alabama-

139

Wednesday, May 25, 1949 :

Seymour E. Harris, professor of economics, Harvard University, on

behalf of Americans for Democratic Action -

Dr. Carl O. Flagstad, Minneapolis, Minn., on behalf of American

Dental Association --

189

Dr. Roscoe Sensenich, South Bend, Ind_-

201

Dr. Louis H. Bauer, Hempstead, N. Y., on behalf of American Medical

Association

201

Dr. Lowell S. Goin, Los Angeles, Calif., president, California Physi-

cians' Service-

216

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