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Hospital Costs / National Health Insurance #49051

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1977
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(Studio) National health insurance program possibility threatened unless high hospital costs reduced.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) [CARTER - thinks high hospital costs unnecessary.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Hospital costs remain high because insurance programs usually pay for care. Maryland put ceiling on hospital charges few years ago; money saved. 7 states now have hospital costs savings plan.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Baltimore, Maryland) Johns Hopkins Hospital cutting costs in every department; exs. given. [Johns Hopkins Hospital Ronald PETERSON - warns cost cutting not overnight task.] Hospital cost increases to be kept at 9% for 1977, but program began 3 years ago.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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