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Health Insurance #318000

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 12, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Health insurance premiums reported rising. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) 1988 insurance bills reported rising. [New York state comptroller Edward REGAN - tells how high premiums were raised for New York public employees.] State and local govts. noted unsure from whence money will come. [REGAN - tells what govts. will have to cut.] Ins. industry reported claiming new med. devices causing increases Small outpatient clinics noted popular alternative to hospitals. [Econ. Mark PAULY - discusses situation.] Outpatient clinic cost noted difficult to control. [Health Ins. Association of American spokesperson John GABEL - comments on cost of effective care.] Medicare reported could be affected by rising insurance prices. Impact on elderly with fixed incomes noted. [PEOPLE - express dismay with rising costs.] Econs. quoted.

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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