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Carter / Kennedy, Labor and National Health Insurance / O'Neill and GSA #54931

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 1978
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(Studio) Concern of liberals and labor orgs. over President Carter's position on ntl. health insurance noted. Senator Edward Kennedy's break with administration on issue, along with that of AFL-CIO and consumer groups, stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about Kennedy and organized labor's break with Carter over ntl. health insurance issue. [KENNEDY - states own and administration positions; says there is fundamental difference.] [AFL-CIO president George MEANY - says Kennedy and staff must now come up with bill.] Kennedy's denial that this is move toward attempt at 1980 president nomination noted. [KENNEDY - will support President on other issues where they agree; has no intention of changing plans. Expects Carter to run again and expects to support him.] Labor officials' view of Kennedy-Carter split stated.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Report on results of survey of Democratic leaders across nation on seriousness of national health insurance split. President Carter's troubles with House speaker reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Speaker Tip O'Neill's reaction to firing of his friend, deputy GSA admin. Robert Griffin, by General Services Administration administration Jay Solomon with approval of President Carter reported Details given; comments of White House spokesperson Rex Granum quoted. Carter's departure for Camp David mentioned. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank

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