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Medicine and Money: Health Care Reform / Hospital Costs #147082

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Possibility that the health care reform task force led by Hillary Clinton is considering a value- added tax (VAT), a levee on all goods and services produced, examined; Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala quoted in "USA Today". [February 19, President CLINTON - says a VAT is not now being considered.] [Clinton communications director George STEPHANOPOULOS - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Why hospital bills are so high examined; one patient's bill cited as an example. [Hospital patient Cindy CHASE - cites her high bill.] [Hospital administrator Dennis BRIMHALL - defends costs and the system.] Aim of the Clinton plan to reduce cost of uncompensated care noted.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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