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Medicine: AIDS / Demonstration / Straining The System #129273

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 21, 1990
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(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) "Exhaust-in" demonstration in San Francisco by AIDS activists reported.

(Houston: Ken Kashiwahara) Crisis of numbers for nation's hospitals trying to deal with the AIDS epidemic featured; details given of costs to city of Houston. [LBJ Hospital vice president Dr. Marco HILLIARD - says situation could push some hospitals over.] [LBJ Hospital Dr. Robert AWE - comments.] [AIDS patient Ronald TALBOTT - talks about his treatment in hospital.] AIDS costs to hospitals outlined on screen. [Ben Taub Hospital vice president Virginia SCOTT - says care may have to be rationed.] Public and private alternatives to hospital care in Houston detailed; scenes shown. [Omega House manager Patrick SPRINGER - says hospice has saved the county money.] Need for national commitment to help health care systems pay the costs reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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