CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 13, 1978
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(Studio) Senator passage of hospital cost control bill detailed; doubt about passage in House noted. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano's testimony on administration plans to introduction national health insurance next year, made to Senator Edward Kennedy's health subcommittee , reported Opening of Kennedy hearings with testimony of Canadians about their health insurance program recalled. Report concerns Canadian national health insurance
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Toronto, Canada) Canadian national health insurance program detailed. Exs. given. [Hospital patient Joan McKAY - reports lack of worry about hospital costs effect on finances.] Approval rate of Canadians on their program noted. Critics' statements that physicians have become embittered by government control of health costs and provide substandard service reported [Family physician Dr. Joan CHARBONEAU - predicts government eventually telling doctors how much time to spend with patients.] [Canadian Med. Association spokesperson Dr. Robert WILSON - discusses problem of physicians leaving Canada because of health cost control.] Hospital admins.' praise of government controls detailed. Views of elected officials on national health insurance program stated. [Ontario minister of health Dr. Dennis TIMBRELL - says Canadians want and deserve such system and that system shouldn't be dismantled.] Efficiency of system outlined.
REPORTER: Charles Crawford