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Oral history interview with Irwin Wolkstein [electronic resource], 1967

Creator: Wolkstein, Irwin
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 255 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Government executive.

Scope and Contents

Assistant Chief, Coverage and Disability Branch, Social Security; early health insurance bills; development of legislation; background of Medicare; Subcommittee on the Aged; consultant to Senator Patrick McNamara; speech-writing; 1960 election; John F. Kennedy's stand on Medicare; relations with Health, Education, and Welfare, Ways and Means Committee, AFL-CIO, White House staff, Blue Cross, American Medical Association; Congressional hearings. Impressions of Wilbur Cohen, Wilbur Mills, Abraham Ribicoff, and others.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976.

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