It is estimated that compulsory health insurance in Illinois...

Rockford (Ill.) Republic

It is estimated that compulsory health insurance in Illinois would call for a twenty per cent contribution by the state, or about twelve million dollars. To provide this amount state taxes would need to be almost doubled, and over forty-five million dollars more would have to be paid by the workman and his employer.

It will interest your readers to know that the executive council of the American Federation of Labor, on July 26 at Atlantic City, adopted the following resolution in opposition to social insurance, which, as its text shows, is of broad application: "Resolved, That the executive council of the American Federation of Labor is opposed to any plan of compulsory insurance. So long as wage workers are capable of performing their work in a satisfactory and efficient manner, this should be sufficient qualification for them to secure and retain employment in shipyards and elsewhere without further restrictions."

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