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Health Insurance / Co-Payments / General Electric Strike #719570

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) A strike by General Electric employees over rising co-payments for health insurance reported.

(No location given: Anthony Mason) Anger over rising co-payment costs featured; details given of health insurance premium increases nationwide; scenes shown of GE workers on the picket line. [GE EMPLOYEE – says this is a slap in the face.] [IUE-CWA Union president Edward FIRE†- suggests GE could afford to absorb the cost.] [GE spokesperson Gary SHEFFER†- cites the disparity between their profit increase & the increase in health care premiums.] [Kaiser Family Foundation Drew ALTMAN†- says there is no choice for many companies.]

Roberts, John;
Mason, Anthony

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