NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 1978
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(Studio) Disagreement between President Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy over national health care plan noted. Report is on one aspect of issue, from United States and Canadian standpoints.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Situation of Bob and Janice Brown, whose daughter Katy was born with serious birth defects and has had treatments that have put parents into debt, described. [BROWN - thinks it's disgusting that such situation is possible in US.] [Mrs. BROWN - says no child in cntry. should go without medical care because parents can't afford it.] Impossibility of such situation in Vancouver, British Columbia, because of Canada's national health care program noted. Situation of Patty Clark and parents, Pat and Roy, described; government payment of most of her bills reported [Pat CLARK - says they've discussed difference in United States medical programs.] [Roy CLARK - thinks they take it for granted.] Details given about Canadian medical care program, its advantages and problems and sources of revenue. [British Columbia Med. Association spokesperson Dr. Norman RIGBY - states reasons many Canadian doctors go to US.] Outlook for national health care in US cited. [Janice BROWN - says they never know when Katy will have to go to hospital.]
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
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