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American Agenda (Medicine: High Cost of Health Care) #128434

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) American College of Physicians noted becoming first major medical organization calling for national health insurance.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Cost of health care in Canada compared to that in US; illustrative cases of two families on each side the US-Canadian border cited; scenes shown from Springville, New York. [Dr. Timothy SIEPEL - talks about having to talk about money before the patient's ailments.] [Logger Mike BAKER - says he can't afford to go to doctors; talks about paying for his wife's maternity bill.] [In Canada, ARMSTRONG Family - say they don't worry about medical bills, which are paid by government.] [Dr. Valerie BAILEY - says she can attend symptoms without worrying about collecting.] Choices that have to be made on both sides of the border reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment on medical costs previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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