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A Closer Look (Managed Heath Care) #176487

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 12, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A week-long look at managed health introduced; statistics cited. [Atlanta surgical patient Donna WHITING, Glendale, California, internist Dr. James DRINKARD - offer positive views on the system.] [Beverly Hills, California, general surgeon Dr. Scott KARLAN, Boston's Lahey Clinic nurse Merrie WATERS - question assembly line nature of the system.] The continued rise of the cost of medical care noted.

(New York: George Strait) The positive view of managed care held by Medicaid patients examined; statistics cited. [Bronx Health Plan CEO Maura BLUESTONE - says cost drives care for the middle class.] [HMO Medicaid patient Anna RIOS - says the system works for her children.] The high cost of treating the poor, which has led to managed care companies pulling out of Medicaid, noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Gibson, Charles;
Strait, George

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