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Britain / National Health Care System #55036

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Britain's national health care system, now 30 years old.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(London, England) Films and photos shown; government film also shown. Details given of Britain's national health care system and its advantages and disadvantages. Cardiac care in Liverpool given as example of areas where there are lacks in funding. [Cardiologist Dr. Norman COULSHED - describes waiting patient must go through to get cardiac care.] Payments by some for private health care in addition to contributions through taxes to ntl. system noted. [Patient Phyllis MELBOURN - couldn't afford to wait till she could get into national health care hospital.] Differences in health care in Britain and United States examined.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry

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