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Vital Signs (Costly Care) #572541

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Bazell) Insurance industry's reluctance to pay for experimental cancer treatment using bone marrow transplants examined; treatment explained; case of Kelly Whitington, whose church in Hagerstown, Maryland, paid for treatment, featured; scenes shown. [WHITINGTON, health insurance consultant Dr. Marvin SHAPIRO, Georgetown University Medical Center Dr. Thomas SPITZER, Harvard Medical School Dr. Craig HENDERSON, patient Jackie MAGHER - comment.] Because of lawsuit trend, Blue Cross and Blue Shield reported paying for clinical trial to test effectiveness.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Number of deaths from illnesses that can be cured by routine medical care and percentage that are blacks cited.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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