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American Medical Association / Fees #295538

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) American Med. Association's request that physicians freeze their fees for a year due to high medical costs examined; films shown. [American Medical Association president Dr. Frank JIRKA - defs. United States physicians' compassion for patients.] [American Medical Association chairperson Dr. John COURY - believes most doctors will cooperate.] Percentage of patients' bill actually accounted for by physicians' fees noted. [Dr. J. Lee DOCKERY - claims his fees have been stationary for 5 years] Av. doctors' salaries outlined on screen. [MAN - notes wife's hospital bill.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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