ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) How health care companies try to save money introduced.
(Fresno, California: Neal Karlinsky) How Kaiser Permanente saves money by having patients rather than pharmacists split their own pills examined. [Patient and daughter Linda and Marina GADINO - talk about splitting her own pills.] [University of California at San Francisco pharmacist Candy TSOUROUNIS - outlines health problems from pill splitting.] [Attorney Arthur BRYANT - says the HMO is putting profit over health.] [Former Kaiser patient Audrey TIMMITT - explains her pill splitting.] [Kaiser Permanente Dr. Sharon LEVINE - defends the practice.]
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