CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony by union and medical representatives to Senator Edward Kennedy's health subcommittee on national insurance plan reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Kennedy's break with President Carter over details of national health insurance plan noted. Support for Kennedy from UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) president Doug. Fraser and from AFL-CIO president George Meany reported [MEANY - comments on recently-announced White House plan.] Questions on details but general endorsement of Kennedy plan by representatives of Blue Cross, elderly and major religious groups stated. American Med. Association representatives' statement that Kennedy plan would mean takeover by government of best medical system in world given. [KENNEDY - challenges AMA claim.] [American Medical Association spokesperson Dr. James SAMMONS - says services will be denied to some sooner or later, if income and expenses are limited.] [KENNEDY - says services are being denied now.] Upcoming testimony in defense of administration plan by Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin