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Eye On America (HMOs: Erisa Law / Patient Rights) #377777

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1997
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(San Francisco: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City: Wyatt Andrews) The case in which the HMO, BlueLincs of Oklahoma, changed their policy to deny a bone marrow transplant to cancer patient Phyllis Cannon until it was too late featured; details given of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) preventing anyone insured by a employer-sponsored HMO from suing for malpractice. [Husband Jerry CANNON, Cannon's attorney Jo SLALOM, American Association of Health Plans spokeswoman Susan PIZZANO - talk about the 1970s ERISA law which denies patients of basic rights of protection.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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