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(Studio) In Chicago, Illinois, runaway costs of health care discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Costs of simple gall bladder operation compared for 1950's and 1970's. Health care costs now soar above national defense budget. Reasons for very high prices include hosp. staff wages, equipment costs, medical insurance rates. Union, industry and government leaders meet to discuss rising costs. [UAW rep. DeWitt GILPIN - believes national health insurance is answer to rising costs.] [Edward "National Review" William BUCKLEY - believes Washington, DC intervention into med. care requires careful analysis.] [Consumer advocate Ralph NADER - believes consumer control of medical care is answer.] Blue Cross, Blue Shield sponsors medical care symposium.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry (WBBM-TV newsfilm)
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Casselberry, Jackie
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