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UAW Social Security Department: Community Health Association Records

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Identifier: LR000317_CHA
Abstract In 1956, UAW President Walter Reuther enlisted community support for a prepaid group medical practice approach to health care. The purchase of Metropolitan Hospital on Detroit’s west side was the first major step taken to start the plan. The plan was received with great skepticism by many Detroit area physicians, who considered the new approach “socialized medicine,” but the controversy ended in 1959, when the American Medical Association dropped its longstanding ban against prepaid group...
Dates: 1954 - 1972

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