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(Studio) Elderly persons find help for medical costs at clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Clinic caters to people on fixed incomes. [Patient, Lillian DAVIDSON - expresses pleasure with clinic's programs.] Goal of program outlined. [Abbott-Northwestern Hosp. Richard PETERSON - explains clinic's reason for existence.] Medicare obviously needs to be revamped.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen (WCCO-TV)
(Studio) Representatives from Minneapolis clinic say it's having problems.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) At Senate hearing, representatives reveal clinic fights for survival because of alleged discrimination by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Clinic officials say many of clinic's claims rejected because of threat to Blue Cross Blue Shield. [Senator Walter MONDALE - believes Blue Cross Blue Shield has conflict in interest with regard to patients' claims.] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Medicare administrator Thomas TIERNEY - doesn't agree with Mondale.]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson
- Mudd, Roger;
- Peterson, Susan
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