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National Health Insurance Plan #258957

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming administration announcement of national health insurance plan noted. Suggested plan by opponents of administration plan reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Med. bill problem faced by Edward and Margaret Reifsteck due to fragile health of young son, Benjamin, given as example of problems faced by many Americans Reifstecks' daughter, Mary, mentioned; family reported to live in Lena, Illinois. [REIFSTECK - says he may not ever be able to pay bills, and son might not either.] Family's search for assistance from public and private agencies and reasons given for their rejections noted. [Mrs. REIFSTECK - describes attitude of agencies she's dealt with. Is angry. Discusses plight of middle class in such situations.] Health care bills before Congress outlined; positions of respective supporters cited. [Senator Finance Committee chairperson Russell LONG - discusses controversy over different bills.] [Mrs. REIFSTECK - states views on national health insurance plan.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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