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Eye On America (Medicine: Bone Marrow Transplants) #349962

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Bob Faw) The medical cross-fire between doctors and insurance companies over the surgical procedure of bone marrow transplants for breast cancer patients examined; some case studies cited. [Bone marrow transplant patient Nancy SAMUELS, disguised PATIENT - say their insurance company denied the operation.] [Attorney Arnold LEVINSON - points out the insurance company's position.] [National Cancer Institute Dr. Michael FRIEDMAN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Larry NORTON, Health Insurance Association John COVA - comment on the transplant procedure.] [Patient Mary DAHL-EIMERS, husband Richard EIMERS - call insurance company refusal premeditated murder.] The issue of balancing the benefits of high-tech medicine against its costs reiterated. [FRIEDMAN, SAMUELS, disguised PATIENT, DAHL-EIMERS - comment further.]

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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