CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 13, 1983
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(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
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.