Monthly Labor Review Volume 4

Monthly Labor Review Volume 4

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...etc., and so brings into the administration of the system many local organizations and forces the State fund to enter into competition with them. In conclusion the commission does not wish its purpose misunderstood. It is not, at this time, prepared to offer a plan for the organization of health insurance. It sees what it believes to be serious objections to the plan of the American Association for Labor Legislation, which has been given the greatest publicity. It believes that these objections can be obviated through other forms of organization. In briefest outline it sketches a plan of organization which it believes free from these objections. This plan may, however, be open to objections still more grave. It is submitted at this time simply for the purpose of study and debate. ESTIMATES OF COST OF HEALTH-INSURANCE SYSTEM. In attempting to estimate the probable cost of a health-insurance system for the State of California the commission was handicapped by the lack of precise information regarding most of the basic factors of cost. The conclusions arrived at, therefore, are recognized as not scientifically accurate, but they are offered as probably sufficiently dependable to serve as a basis for preliminary computations. The necessary basic factors are estimated as follows: 1. Total number of wage earners in California possibly subject to the act, 995,000. This number is estimated from occupation statistics of the United States Census of 1910, with a loading of 25 per cent to allow for the increase from 1910 to 1917. 2. The total wTeekly pay-roll expense is estimated at $17,146,000. This is based upon somewhat fragmentary data from various State and Federal reports. 3. The sick rate among wage earners in the State is estimated at more

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  • Paperback | 484 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 857g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854519
  • 9781236854513