Plans are proceeding at a federal level for the development of a system of National Health Insurance. Several proposals have been made which utilize various facets of existing institutional mechanisms or which propose the development of new institutional mechanisms. Implications for manpower development, social organization, economic and fiscal constraints, and educational requirements are discussed in the paper.
*Read before the Section on Public Health and Occupational Vision at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Miami Beach. Florida, December 14, 1970. For publication in the May, 1971, issue of the American Journal of Optometry and Archives of American Academy of Optometry.
†Optometrist, Ph.D., Executive Director of Center. Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
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