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Transplant Surgery Controversy #301863

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Augusta, Georgia) Econ. questions surrounding organ transplants examined; Jeff Honey's need for heart-lung transplant cited as example [HONEY - needs transplant to live.] [American Council of Transplantation spokesperson Dr. Franklin McDONALD - expects transplantation procedures to expand.] [HONEY - notes Medicaid and Medicare won't pay for transplant surgery.] His efforts to raise money for needed surgery described; doctors mentioned offering services for free, but related hospital expenses said Honey's personal responsibility. [HONEY - issues fund raising appeal.] [Senator Albert GORE - calls for legislature to financial such operations for economy-strapped indivs.] Reagan administration's opposition to government funding of transplantation noted. [US Of c. of Organ Procurement spokesperson Dr. William BERRY - defs. government opposition.] [Dr. Roger EVANS - considers society's need to consider issue.] Federal task force mentioned examining issue. [HONEY - wants to live.]
REPORTER: Bill Whitaker

Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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