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Malpractice Insurance Controversy / Doctors' Walkout #37488

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1975
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(Studio) Doctors' walkout in North California over high cost of malpractice insurance spreads to S. California. Doctors in Los Angeles and San Diego take part in 1-day protest.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Sacramento, California) Hundreds of physicians go to state capitol to see if legislature could pass law reducing 300% increase in malpractice insurance rates. [Spokesperson California assembly Leo McCARTHY - tells doctors they'll have to pay excessive premiums at least for few mos. out of `75. Personally urges doctors to return to practice.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(San Francisco, California) 6-day doctors' walkout in North California having devastating effect. Incrd. malpractice rates to be passed on in charges to patients. As many as 6 hospitals may face bankruptcy if walkout conts.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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