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
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.