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Hospital Care #286945

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 13, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Response of United States hospitals to Louie Guy's need for medical treatment following Caribbean traffic accident examined. [Robbie WHITEHURST - notes hospitals' lack of concern.] Miami's public hospital, Jackson Memorial, said agreeing to treat Guy only after receiving $44,000 deposit. [Mary Ellen SAMPLE - considers hospital's response incredible.] [Jackson Memorial spokesperson Don FRIEDEWALD - defs. policy due to Guy's lack of insurance] Jackson's stance said based on Guy being legal resident of neighboring county; that county noted having no hospital capable of treating his injuries. Guy's friends noted considering sending him to Cuba for health care. [State representative Larry HAWKINS - notes seriousness of crisis.] Hawkins' advice to Guy's friends and outcome of case reported ["New England Journal of Medicine" spokesperson Dr. Arnold RELMAN - considers case an indictment of United States health care system.] [SAMPLE - comments.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan

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