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National Health Insurance #255406

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 09, 1978
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's health subcommittee hearings on national health insurance plan, on which he differs with President Carter, noted. Contrasts between situation in United States and Canada reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Testimony of 6 American families financially troubled due to medical costs and that of 6 Canadian families, chosen for comparable backgrounds and medical histories, who are covered by national health insurance detailed. [Toronto resident Mrs. Walter GRIFFIN - doesn't think she could have paid medical bills on old age pension.] [KENNEDY - says there are senior citizens in US that are hard pressed.] [Cincinnati resident Elizabeth WOLF - says savings are gone.] [Mary CIHAK - says bill would be greatly appreciated.] Upcoming hearings reported.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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