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Congress / Medicare Legislation / American Medical Association Endorsement #156805

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) Agreement by the American Medical Association to support the Republican plan to reform Medicare featured; scenes shown of the disruption of a House committee meeting by elderly protesters who were then escorted out by the police. [Representative Pete STARK - calls the Republican response to doctors unethical.] [White House Chief of Staff Leon PANETTA, Representative Newt GINGRICH - offer differing opinions on Medicare.] [Representative Bill ARCHER - reads the House vote.]

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The negotiations between doctors' lobbies and Republicans to eliminate the planned cuts in fees paid to doctors examined; other tenets of the AMA-Republican deal outlined on screen. [American Medical Association Dr. James TODD - gives the doctor's view on the plan.] [Harvard's Arthur RELMAN - criticizes the American Medical Association for moving to political expedience.]

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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