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American Agenda (Medicine: Health Insurance) #139847

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) The high cost of health insurance due to red tape and paperwork examined; GAO's comparison of the systems in Canada and United States outlined. [Insured Steven CADDELL - says the system should be more responsive.] [Harvard Medical School Dr. David HIMMELSTEIN - notes the duplication of effort in the insurance business.] Opposition of President Bush's administration to idea of having the government, instead of private companies, administer health insurance noted. [Health Insurance Association of America Carl SCHRAM - comments.] HHS Secretary Louis Sullivan's suggestion of use of health insurance card for automatic payments mentioned. [Princeton University professor Paul STARR - criticizes Bush plan.] [Democratic presidential candidates Governor Bill CLINTON, Jerry BROWN, BUSH - talk about health care system.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's coverage of the cost of prescription drugs noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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