ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 09, 1975
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Caspar Weinberger urges health care industry to observe restraint in incring. prices. Weinberger makes statement at Mid. West health conference in Kansas City. To meet high costs of medical care, there are proposals for some type national health insurance
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Chicago, Illinois) [American Medical Association president Dr. Malcolm TODD - thinks national health insurance plan to be bad as long as great federal intervention involved.] However, times changing and American Medical Association changes positions slightly with regard to national health insurance plan; proposes own plan. American Medical Association plan outlined. [Dr. TODD - says American Medical Association believes in free enterprise system and private medicine.] Senator Edward Kennedy backs complete government takeover of national health insurance [KENNEDY - discusses profit problems that would exist if private insurance companies become involved in national health insurance plan.] Compromise between 2 sides won't be easy.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs
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