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Egeberg Appointment / Medicaid / Knowles #446525

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1969
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(Studio) Dr. Roger Egeberg sworn in as Assistant Secretary Health; Federal government's Dr. John Knowles testifies before Congress
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Knowles tells Senator Sub. Committee on health of elderly that Medicare plan working well, but Medicaid plan ought to be scrapped and replaced with government health insurance system. [KNOWLES - says Medicaid is poor plan with no quality controls. Implemented by overworked and understaffed agencies. Plan degenerated into financing mechanism; not adequate. It perpetuates "charity" medical atmosphere carried out by doctors in marginal facilities.] Says better health care could be achieved if doctors stopped private practices and set up neighborhood health ctrs. Says it isn't Communism Says he didn't get job in Nixon Admin. because of his controversial views.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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