Opportunity for propaganda is being made of the commission...

Los Angeles (Cal.) Graphic

Opportunity for propaganda is being made of the commission appointed by the state legislature to examine into the various aspects of health insurance by those who are desirous of a socialization of medical practice, and if Californians don't watch out the doctors will surely "git" them. This propaganda desires "to make the public understand the necessity of frequent examinations, the value of supervision rather than mere treatment;" and "if the people at large could be interested in the matter sufficiently to make them act at all, they would probably make the organization complete and arrive with one leap at state medicine." There you have it. You are going to be doctored whether you will or no.

Now, we are familiar with the socialist argument that as all the people in a state maintain all the doctors in the state in order to cure them when they are sick, they might as well pay those doctors through the state to prevent people from sickness, and indeed give them a bonus on a reduced death rate. That is excellent in theory, but some medical men we know, having regard to the acknowledgedly inexact state of their science, are candid enough to say, "Heaven forbid that we doctors be given compulsory powers over private citizens."

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