NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Memphis, Tennessee) Hospitals' competition for patients examined; commercials shown. [The Med spokesperson Philip SOWA - defs. competition.] Situation in Memphis cited as example Factors affecting hospital industry, include Medicare, considered. [Baptist Hospital spokesperson Maurice ELLIOT - notes impact of cost cap on Medicare.] [Methodist Hospital spokesperson Charles WOLFF - agrees.] [Dr. Sheldon KORONES - doesn't believe lower costs will be experienced by patients; elaborates.] [Dr. Ed REED - thinks no one will compete for the poor who need health care the most.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
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