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Eye On America (HMOs: Cancer Patients Denied Treatment) Part I #373300

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1997
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jefferson, New York: Wyatt Andrews) The first of a two-part investigation into the HMO policy of denying full treatment to cancer patients featured; details given of the tricks the HMOs use to deny patients state of the art care. [HMO victim and cancer patient Marie BURKHART - says her HMO, GHI of New York, will not cover the bone marrow transplant needed to save her life.] [Burkhart's Dr. Yashiro MATSUO - says GHI is wrong and the transplant would save her.] How HMOs avoid paying for any treatment they can call "investigational" explained. [National Cancer Institute director Dr. Richard CLAUSNER, HMO medical director Dr. Linda PEENO - condemn the HMO profiteering polices that compromise patient care.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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