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Law / Right To Sue / Health Insurance #180081

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 24, 1998
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(New York: Anderson Cooper) Congressional legislation to reform the 1974 Federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law that prevents people from suing their health insurance providers featured; one case study cited. [Leukemia victim's widower Jerry CANON - comments on his wife's case and how HMOs are hiding behind the law.] [Representative Charles NORWOOD - says the companies must be responsible.] [American Association of Health Plans Karen IGNAGNI - opposes the proposed legislation.] [Malpractice attorney Dr. Harvey WACHSMAN - raises the accountability issue.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Simpson, Carole

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