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A Closer Look (Cancer) Part III #195651

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 2001
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The intense debate over whether health insurance companies should pay for experimental cancer treatment introduced.

(Saint Louis: Jim Williams) The insurance industry and the approval of experimental cancer treatment examined; details given about one woman's efforts to get her insurer, Caterpillar, to approve her cancer treatment. [Ovarian cancer patient Debbie ROBINSON - comments on her illness and treatment; says the company is deciding if she has the right to live.] [National Patient Advocate Foundation Nancy DAVENPORT-ENNIS - says we cannot withhold physician-approved treatment.] [American Society of Health Plans Dr. Charles CUTLER - says often new therapies do not work.]

Jennings, Peter;
Williams, Jim

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