Health Insurance Addresses, 1916-21

Health Insurance Addresses, 1916-21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Of 805 incorporated charitable organaccoun o persons of all ages during the year ended November 30, 1915, reached deserving o pubic support. chusetts is not of the first order of excellence, as is generally assumed to be the case, it is a dangerous confusion of powers and functions to aim at improved sanitary results through an elaborate and costly compulsory insurance organization. The death rate from tuberculosis in Massachusetts has been reduced from 43.1 per 10,000 of population in 1865 to 37.7 in 1885, to 21.4 in 1905, and to 13.9 in 1914, or the lowest figure in the history of that State. During the preceding year the tuberculosis death rate of Prussia was 13.7 per 10,000, notwithstanding nearly thirty years of compulsory social insurance! The death rate in infancy in the city of Boston has been reduced from 19.2 per 100 births in 1884, to 16.1 during 1895, to 13.7 during 1905, and to only 10.3 during 1914, or the lowest figure in the history of that city. During the previous year the infant mortality rate of Berlin was 13.7, and of the German Empire 15.1 per 100 births, regardless of about thirty years of social insurance! The typhoid fever rate of Massachusetts has been reduced from 13.4 per 10,000 of population in 1865, to only 2.7 during 1895, and to 0.7 during 1914, which is the lowest figure in the history of the sanitary administration of the State. If our typhoid fever rate continues higher than in certain European states and cities, it is because of_ our rapid city and population growth, of inadequately supported health departments, of community neglect, etc., all of which have no direct concern whatever with compulsory health insurance. There is, therefore, no necessity for confusing the legitimate functions of a public...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981448
  • 9781236981448