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CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 26, 1969
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch says Medicare costs to increase July 1 from $4 to $5.30 month
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Incr. bad news for elderly. Drives administration towards National Health Ins. Govt. spends $12 billion year on health and not getting much for it. Infant mortality here higher than 13 cntrys. 45% women who have babies in public hospitals have had no pre-natal care. Medicare and Medicaid bonanza for health industry Senator Finance Committee to report on doctors' profits from government health plans. American Public Health Association says service more impersonal, inequitable, and more indignities. Director A.P.H.A. Dr. Lester Breslow calls it health brutality. Medicaid called President's domestic Vietnam. Task forces looking into National Health Ins. Will not be socialized medicine, won't be compulsory, but will control doctors' costs and hospital fees.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:20

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