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Carter / Hospital Costs #251637

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter asks Congress to approve plan to limit rise in hospital costs per year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter says hospital costs rise so rapidly national health goals are jeopardized. [CARTER - notes rise since 1950 and projected increase in next 5 years, if not stopped.] Details of plan, which hospital lobbies plan to fight in Congress, and effect of hospital costs on Medicare and Medicaid noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Hospitals have different point of view.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Report on situation at Saint Anne's Hospital, nonprofit Catholic facility in Chicago. Admins. of Saint Anne's is Anthony Maienza. [MAN - notes difficulty in requesting and recing. equipment.] Treatment for patients and payments through Medicare and insurance noted. [MAIENZA - says quality health care must be paid for. ] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - says admin. not trying to strip hospitals, only telling them to take some weight off.] Reactions of American Hospital Association, AMA, Blue Cross Ins. and in Congress noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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