THE OP­PO­NENTS

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DR. ED­WARD AN­NIS, pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, led its op­po­si­tion to Kennedy’s pro­posal for a public in­sur­ance pro­gram for se­niors.

RON­ALD REA­GAN, then a pri­vate cit­i­zen, was a prom­i­nent AMA spokesman in the early 1960s op­pos­ing a na­tional health pro­gram for se­niors.

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