NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Glen Carbon, Illinois: Bob Faw) The serious consequences presented to women's health from cost- and care-cutting HMOs featured. [HMO patient Susan NICHOL, neighbor and nurse Bonnie WHITE, cancer victim Karen WINTER - talk about health problems suffered at the hands of their HMO's "drive-thru mastectomy" cost-cutting procedure.] [Former HMO director Dr. Linda PEENO - says she caused a patient to die because the HMO she worked for would not allow her to recommend further treatment.] [American Association of Health Plans CEO Karen IGNAGNI - defends the HMOs.]
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