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Unnecessary Surgery / Mathews #242580

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 1976
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary F. David Mathews testifies with regard to unnecessary surgery.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Taxpayers will pay $15 billion for Medicaid this year Report says quarter billion dollars to go for unnecessary surgery.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) [MATHEWS - says survey was an incompetent witness. Couldn't make distinctions stipulated by law.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says $2 million spent on useless survey.] [MATHEWS - reducing budgets would hurt people that need help.] Mathews proposes lower penalties and new survey to see if states complying with Medicaid regulations.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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