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Special / Rising Hospital Costs / Part II #252615

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1977
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(Studio) President meets with National Health Ins. Advisory committee Says :ntl. health ins. doomed unless soaring hospital costs curbed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Kaiser-Permanente medical care program members pay same month fee no matter how many hospital services used. [Patient Bill STURGEON - to pay 50-a day for phone. Remaining bill paid by Kaiser.] [Vice President Kaiser-Permanente Russell WILLIAMS - says all members needing special services use same machine for services at one hospital to cut costs.] Drawbacks of Kaiser-Permanente plan discussed. Direct government regulation of hospital costs could also cut costs. [Former Department of Health, Education and Welfare official Stuart ALTMAN - believes answer to excess beds and equipment is government intervention.] Incrs. in hospital costs for past few years compared. Carter proposes 9% limit on hospital cost increases [Susan GARRISON - believes Kaiser Med. Center could operate within 9% limit.] Hospital admin. Vincent GINAN - says if hospital bills can't be paid, decrease in services and quality of care to follow.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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