Health Insurance

Health Insurance : Its Relation to the Public Health (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Health Insurance: Its Relation to the Public Health Health insurance has been adopted in many European countries as the remedy for Similar conditions and has become an efficient measure for the relief Of Sickness and, an important agency in the prevention of disease. Recent discussions and proposals of health insurance measures are beginning to focus public attention upon this subject and to suggest that a governmental system of health insurance is the solution Of the problem in America. Its success in foreign. Countries at least demands a careful consideration of its possibilities as a health measure in this country. Health insurance, in its broad sense, has two definite Objects: (1) TO distribute the cost of Sickness among those responsible for conditions causing sickness and thereby lighten the burden upon the individual; and (2) to give a financial incentive for the prevention Of sickness to those who are responsible by dividing the premiums among the responsible groups. If such a method can be adapted to American conditions, and if in its administration the cooperation Of all concerned in the relief and prevention of sickness can be brought about, there is reason to believe that it will prove to be a public health measure Of extraordinary value. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 122g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 27 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243089236
  • 9780243089239