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The Health Care Debate (Congress / States) (Part IV) #155075

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 28, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Senator Barbara Mikulski about the health care reform battle quoted.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The search on Capitol Hill for workable health care strategies updated; details given of Senator George Mitchell's proposed bill, Hillary Clinton's latest strategy and Representative Richard Gephardt's bill. [Senator Tom DASCHLE, Representative Jim COOPER - talk proposals.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Rebecca Chase) Health care reform on the state level examined by looking at the plans in New York and Hawaii; excerpt from Republican television ad shown. [Senators Patty MURRAY, Jay ROCKEFELLER - comment.] New York state's problems with its attempt to cover the uninsured noted; cost statistics cited. [Economist Neil HOWE, health care analyst John SHEILS - criticize the New York approach.] The requirement in Hawaii that all employers provide insurance detailed; insurance premium rates cited. [Senator Daniel INOUYE - backs his state's plan as a model.] The lessons from the cases of New York and Hawaii for the prospects of universal coverage on a national level reiterated.

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

Chase, Rebecca;
Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter

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