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A Legislator's View

A Legislator's View This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Sir.—Dr Frederick North's article on my National Health Insurance for Mothers and Children Act (S.370) represents the type of thoughtful and detailed analysis so essential for the development of a rational national health policy. I certainly agree with Dr North that the time has come to test the feasibility of a universally available national health program by beginning with coverage for maternal and child health services. As he rightly suggests, we presently know how to prevent and alleviate much of the disease morbidity and mortality seen in pediatric and obstetrical practice. The only remaining question is whether we, as a nation, are willing to use this scientific knowledge to better the lives of the nation's children. I think this step provides not only a human and social but also an economic investment in our future. Furthermore, this phased approach toward national health insurance will permit government and the private http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120230118024
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Sir.—Dr Frederick North's article on my National Health Insurance for Mothers and Children Act (S.370) represents the type of thoughtful and detailed analysis so essential for the development of a rational national health policy. I certainly agree with Dr North that the time has come to test the feasibility of a universally available national health program by beginning with coverage for maternal and child health services. As he rightly suggests, we presently know how to prevent and alleviate much of the disease morbidity and mortality seen in pediatric and obstetrical practice. The only remaining question is whether we, as a nation, are willing to use this scientific knowledge to better the lives of the nation's children. I think this step provides not only a human and social but also an economic investment in our future. Furthermore, this phased approach toward national health insurance will permit government and the private

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1977

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