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King-Anderson Bill

Lawrence S. Kubie, M.D.; Robert E. Cooke, M.D.
JAMA. 1962;181(7):653-654. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050330083023.
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To the Editor:—  Every responsible physician should attempt to understand clearly the facts and issues which underlie the Administration's plan for providing the means to pay for medical care for the aged. Of these the most basic is why we need Social Security at all, and why we need to use Social Security to implement this particular purpose.It is modern medicine itself plus modern technology in industry which together make Social Security necessary:Modern medicine contributes to this in several ways: (1) It is increasing the number of youngsters who survive diseases of childhood which only a few years ago were fatal. (2) It is steadily increasing the number of people who live on into the 70's, 80's, and even 90's. (3) It prolongs the survival of the disabled at all ages, and increases their numbers by decreasing the frequency of death from accidental infections and other complications. ( It

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