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Health Care Costs (Part III) #300417

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Plight of uninsured Americans not eligible for Medicare in finding good health care examined; Margarita San Juan cited as example [SAN JUAN - fears getting sick.] [Hastings Center medical ethicist Ronald BAYER - notes hospitals no longer anticipate covering costs of uninsured patients.] [Cedars-Sinai Med. Center spokesperson Thomas PRISELAC - defs. new policies based on econs.] [Cook County Hospital spokesperson Terrence HANSEN - cites county hospitals' increase in seriously ill patients.] [Dr. Gordon SCHIFF - describes private hospitals' refusal to treat working poor or uninsured emergency patients.] [WOMAN - questions implications for quality of medical care as system changes.] [Dr. Paul ELLWOOD - agrees.]
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn

Quinn, Jane Bryant;
Rather, Dan

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