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Eye On America (Medicine) #370240

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 03, 1996
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(Cincinnati: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jackson, Tennessee: Wyatt Andrews) The problem of financial limitations imposed by HMOs on patients' medication examined; details given of Tennessee's TennCare managed health program. [Patient Claire DAVIS - tells of the surgery she was forced to undergo due to her HMO's refusal to pay for her medication.] [Patient "CONNIE" - tells her HMO horror story.] [Dr. Richard BROWNSTEIN - says the HMOs will not allow the doctors to give patients the drugs they need.] [Dr. Daniel SUMROCK, pharmacy director Leo SULLIVAN - offer differing opinions on the HMO restriction on medication.] [Health researcher Susan HORN - says the managed care formulas don't save money and hurt patients.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:30

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