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Rural Hospital Closings #319062

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Bastrop, Texas: James Hattori) Closing of hospitals in rural areas featured. [MAN - comments on people needing medical attention] Reasons listed for hospital closings; one in Bastrop discussed. [WOMAN - comments on deaths resulting from hospital closing.] Rural hospital study results given. [Foard Cnty. judge Charlie BELL - comments.] [Foard Cnty. Hospital Bd. spokesperson Bill MARLOW - blames closing on unfair Medicare payments.] [Dr. Walter STAPP - says Americans should have access to medical care.] [Rural Hospital Task Force Dr. Jim Bob BRAME - urges resolution to problems.] Citizens in Hamilton, Texas, reported raising enough funds to reopen their hospital. [Lou LUGAR - says she would have died from her heart attack if hospital had been closed.]

Hattori, James;
Kuralt, Charles

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