President Truman sent to the Congress on April 22 his proposals for the health of the nation. On April 25 Senate Bill 1679 was introduced by a group of senators, including Thomas of Utah, Murray of Montana, Wagner of New York, Pepper of Florida, Chavez of New Mexico, Taylor of Idaho, McGrath of Rhode Island and Humphrey of Minnesota, and in the House by Congressmen Dingell of Michigan and Biemiller of Wisconsin. Elsewhere in this issue (page 114) is a digest of the 163 page text of this measure and also a statement released to the press by Dr. Elmer L. Henderson, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, as comment on the President's message.
Obviously the propaganda agencies that are devoted to the cause of compulsory sickness insurance provided the thought, if not the language, for President Truman's address. Here are many of the same