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British Socialized Medicine #21554

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1972
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(Studio) Congress considers health care program, also a campaign issue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(London, England) Britain's socialized medicine, now in 25th year, featured. Dr. David Cooper typifies family doctor working in British national health service. Patient, 13 month old Jake Parker, examined free. Cooper makes approximately $20,000, paid by government All prescriptions cost nominal fixed amt., approximately 50 cents. Dr. Hugh Jolly, chief pediatrician in Charing Cross Hospital, sees only children referred to him for special treatment by family doctors British have no financial fear of illness. Cost borne by taxation.
REPORTER: George Watson

Smith, Howard K.;
Watson, George

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