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Illinois / Welfare Dental Care Cut #251947

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1977
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(Studio) Illinois action may stop welfare recipients from getting dental care from students.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) State says it will stop paying for dental care for welfare recipients in June, because patients treated by nonlicensed doctors Case of Roshinda Hobson noted. [Sadie HOBSON - doesn't know what she'll do if daughter can't be treated this way.] Dental community's concern is that welfare people will abandon dental care; university doesn't understand state's action. [U. of Illinois School of Dentistry spokesperson Dr. Robert UNDERWOOD - believes, in this case, welfare works; benefits patients and students.] Cutoff ordered by state director of medical services Jeff Miller, who discovered old Medicaid law with regard to such practices; law noted. [MILLER - isn't comfortable spending money to pay unlicensed person.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare says Illinois within rights to do this.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Reporter(s):
Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:02:20

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