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The Mary Lasker Papers

Letter from Thomas J. McIntyre to Mary Lasker pdf (70,422 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Thomas J. McIntyre to Mary Lasker
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1973-06-19 (June 19, 1973)
McIntyre, Thomas J.
United States Senate
Lasker, Mary
Original Repository: Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mary Lasker Papers
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Legislation as Topic
Health Care Reform
Exhibit Category:
From Bench to Bedside: Mary Lasker and the Drive for "Payoff" from Medical Research
Metadata Record Letter from Mary Lasker to Thomas J. McIntyre (July 6, 1973) pdf (39,466 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Folder: Committee for National Health Insurance (CNHI), 1968-1979
June 19, 1973
Dear Mrs. Lasker:
I am writing to seek your knowledgeable advice and views on the matter of health care legislation in the Congress. Enclosed is a reprint from the Congressional Record of my bill, the National Healthcare Act of 1973, and a description of its key features.
This legislation, which I introduced in the Senate in March as S. 1100, is designed to meet the personal health needs of all citizens regardless of income.
Even though consideration by the Congress of my bill and other major comprehensive health legislation may not be imminent at this time, I felt that you might like to be informed about S. 1100, if you are not already aware of it.
The National Healthcare Act of 1973 addresses the most complex problems -- rising costs, manpower shortages, facilities-equipment planning, lack of cost-quality controls, leadership gaps, fear of catastrophic illness, uneven benefit levels -- by the most efficient, least expensive methods. The Act would build upon the system that, generally, has served the country well by utilizing the knowledge, talents and resources of all segments, including insurers, providers, doctors, state and federal governments and consumers.
I would be most interested in your comments about this proposed legislation. Also, if you wish additional copies of the enclosed, please let me know.
Thomas J. McIntyre
United States Senator
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