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Eye On America (Emergency Medical Treatment) #338835

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Victoria, Texas: Rita Braver) Practice of "patient dumping," in which those seeking emergency medical care are transferred to general hospitals, examined; Victoria, Texas, legal case in which a doctor sent a pregnant woman who had no medical insurance to another hospital 170 miles away cited. [Rosa RIVERA, Dr. Michael BURDITT - recall her obstetrical case and the issue of racial discrimination.] [Health and Human Services Department Michael ASTRUE - talks about medical treatment.] [AMA's Kirk JOHNSON - defends doctors' point of view.] [East Texas Legal Services Brenda WILLETT - responds.] [Rebecca DEMPSEY - explains why she was turned away from a Texas hospital.]

Braver, Rita;
Chung, Connie

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