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Unnecessary Surgery / Department of Health, Education And Welfare / House #40058

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 1976
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(Studio) Report says $ billions wasted on unnecessary surgery performed under Medicare and Medicaid.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) House Commerce Oversight Committee determined that 2,380,000 operations in `74 unnecessary. Cost $3.92 billion and 11,900 died. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary F. David MATHEWS - explains how Department of Health, Education and Welfare has no control over surgery.] Chairperson John Moss feels Department of Health, Education and Welfare does have power to exam. and oversee such matters.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Reporter(s):
Kincaid, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:01:30

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