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In Depth (Medicine / Doctors' Unions) #630111

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Mike Jensen) The formation of doctors' unions featured. [AMA President-elect Dr. Randolph SMOAK - says the unions will help doctors continue good patient care.] [National Doctors' Alliance President Dr. Barry LIEBOWITZ - predicts a large number of doctors in the union.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Concerns about the amount of control HMOs have over health care examined; details given of study findings on the improvement in patient care for many HMO users noted. [Saint Louis family practitioner Dr. Valerie WALKER - says patients and doctors have lost control to HMOs.] [American Association of Health Plans Karen IGNAGI - says there is a revolution in health care.] [Princeton's Dr. Uwe REINHARDT - says the quality of care has improved.]

Bazell, Robert;
Jensen, Mike;
Williams, Brian

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