CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter proposes national health insurance
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Carter speaks to black medical students. [CARTER - says there's been too much ethnic purity in medical profession. Those who make government decisions aren't ones who suffer when mistakes are made.] Carter calls Medicaid national scandal. He wants national health plan funded by employer and employee payroll taxes and general taxes. [CARTER - describes details of health plan.] Kennedy Corman bill provides across the board coverage. Senator Henry Jackson and Representative Morris Udall for old and young to be covered 1st. Jackson is for coverage for all. Carter is for neediest 1st. President Ford and Ron Reagan opposed to bill.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
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