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Closeup (Med. Costs) #58283

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Wage and Price Stability Council director Barry Bosworth's comments on admin. plans with regard to rising medical costs, made to hospital industry audience, reported Beginning of 5-part series on medical costs noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) [Health care planner Stanley MATEK - says only people not losing money in medical industry are physicians and hospital admins.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says health area is example of inflated costs and less services.] [Health economy Dr. Walter McCLURE - comments on rise in medical costs.] Official government index of inflation rate since 1950, general and for med. care, stated. Reasons for increase in medical costs given. [Minneapolis physician Dr. Richard SIMMONS - says hospital bills usual go directly to ins. companies] [Health economy Dr. Alain ENTHOVEN - says middle-class consumer must understand what health care costs in order to bring it down.] Ex. of consumer payment for health care given, using auto makers' expenses for employees' health insurance and costs added to price of cars; reports of GM and Ford Motors hidden health care costs listed. Other hidden health care costs noted. [UAW president Doug FRASER - says company payments for health care mean money that can't be negotiated elsewhere in contracts.] Lack of any or enough medical insurance by many Americans reported Case of Charlie Beach and wife, who must sell house to pay her medical bills, described. [BEACHES - discuss problem.] [MATEK - says public must intervene in decisions made by medical profession and hospital admins.] Upcoming report, by Jules Bergman, outlined.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

Chase, Sylvia;
Reynolds, Frank

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