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American Agenda (Medicine: Cost of Health Care) #128868

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Government report on rise in medical costs in 1988 cited. Report introduced.

(Honolulu: George Strait) Health care as a fundamental right in the state of Hawaii featured; details given of state requirement that all employees be given insurance coverage. [Hawaii director of health Dr. John LEWIN - says every American citizen deserves basic health care; explains plan.] [MAN - says here everyone takes it for granted.] [Businessman Paul SHINKAWA - says plan is not a burden.] [Anne and Paul ZAPATOKI - say we get medical checkups because we don't have to worry about paying.] [LEWIN - says doctors know they will get paid.] Hawaii's insurance program as model for other states detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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