NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 18, 1971
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(Studio) Medical costs in United States up 170% in last 10 years Admin. proposed National Health Maintenance Org.; Denver, Colorado, doctor doing it on own.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Denver, Colorado) Dr. Sam Shukert set up Patients' Health Care Plan 2 mos. ago. Court says Shukert's plan amounts to insurance company without license; orders plan stopped, fines Shukert $4,000; Shukert vows to ignore Court [SHUKERT - says by setting up plan laid life on line; money means nothing; willing to sacrifice self for people, cause; fighting Govt'. controls.] Shukert patients sign petitions to present to court [UNIDENTIFIED PATIENTS - say Shukert good doctor; makes house calls; plan worked well.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs