Federal employees health benefits program, 1961-1968, a model for national health insurance? by Odin W. Anderson

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Published by Center for Health Administration Studies, University of Chicago in [Chicago] .

Written in English

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  • Insurance, Government employees" health -- United States,
  • National health insurance -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Other titlesFederal employees health benefits program, 1961-1968 ...
StatementOdin W. Anderson, J. Joel May.
SeriesHealth administration perspectives ;, A9
ContributionsMay, J. Joel, joint author.
LC ClassificationsJK794.H4 A55
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. ;
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4931912M
LC Control Number76358695

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