NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(No location given) Controversy over profit-making hospitals and their approach to medicine examined; Humana Corp., hospital in which William Schroeder recd his artificial heart, cited as example [Representative Henry WAXMAN - accuses private hospitals of negative impact on public facilities; explains.] [Humana Corporation chairperson David JONES - defs. competition, quality of Humana care.] Mgt. aspects of Humana described, discussed; Humana's entry into employee health care plans considered. [Saint Anthony's Hospital administration Richard ABELL - notes competitiveness in Louisville.] Extent of Humana's operations in Florida mentioned. [Florida state treasurer William GUNTER - accuses for-profit hospitals in Florida of overchging. patients.] [JONES - defs. policy toward patients unable to pay for treatment.] [WAXMAN - notes frequent inconsistency between providing health care and profit motive.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell