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American Agenda (Health: Rural Areas) #118458

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 12, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Problems of medical care in rural American featured; scenes shown from Big Timber, MT. [Dr. Thomas IVEY - talks about being on call 365 days a year] Role of National Health Service Corps in placing doctors in rural areas explained. [Dr. Robert JACKSON - discusses problems of being small town doctor] Impact of federal cutbacks in Medicare payments on small town doctors noted; threat of closing Sweet Grass Community Hospital in MT due to Medicare system detailed. [IVEY - says system is not fair.] [Health Care Financing Admin. spokesperson Dr. William ROPER - talks about financial of small, isolated rural areas.] [IVEY - comments on medical situation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) "New England Journal of Med." reported publishing study calling for private medical insurance in United States to be replaced by public insurance plan.

Reporter(s):
Johnson, Tim;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:50

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