Social Legislation In Illinois; Needs And Opportunities In 1921

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bySeba Eldridge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... to sickness as to industrial accidents, as the experience of private companies dealing in sickness insurance clearly demonstrates. But private insurance must be supplemented by state insurance, if adequate economic provision for sickness is to be made. Losses From Sickness. The facts established by the Illinois Health Insurance Commission show very clearly the need for such insurance in this state. The commission estimated, on the basis of its investigations, that one-fifth of the wage-earners in this state lose wages of a week or more each year on account of sickness; that more than one-fifth of this number lose an average of 7.35 weeks' wages, and that many wage-earners lose much more than this; that less than twenty-five percent of the wageearners in the state carry disability insurance; that only 13.4 percent of the wage-earners who are actually ill receive insurance benefits partially indemnifying them for the loss due to their illness; and that, taking the wage-earning group as a whole, the disability insurance received covers only six percent of the loss caused by disabling sickness of a week or more in duration. The Health Insurance Commission's Proposals. Despite evidence so eloquent, the commission disagreed in its conclusions, the minority favoring a system of state sickness insurance, the majority going on record in opposition to such insurance. In my judgment, however, the minority report is far the abler document, something not unusual in the history of investigating commissions. Let us see if that is not the conclusion to which the logic of the situation forces us. The facts show clearly that economic provision for sickness among wage-earners in this state is woefully inadequate. This the majority itself was compelled to admit. Its unfavora...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... to sickness as to industrial accidents, as the experience of private companies dealing in sickness insurance clearly demonstra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217873839

ISBN - 13:9780217873833

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