NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Jim Avila) The question of whether insurance companies or patients should pay for expensive experimental health treatments explored. [Heart pump recipient Johnny WATSON††- comments on his once-experimental surgery that is now commonplace.] [Health Insurance Association of America Don YOUNG†- states the view of the insurance companies.] [Crohn’s Disease† patient Christy TUBMAN††- comments on the experimental stem cell procedure that cured her.] [Stomach pain sufferer Jackie ROCHA†- says her insurance company won’t pay for surgery she needs.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. Richard BURT†- comments on helping people with experimental treatments.]