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LifeLine (Concierge Care) #727844

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The controversial practice of getting VIP treatment from doctors for a price featured; details given of privileges afforded by paying extra for “concierge care.” [Patient Juanita CAMPBELL††- comments.] [Patient David RICE†- talks about e-mail correspondence with his physician.] [Severna Park, Maryland, Dr. Mary Rose EICHELBERGER††- says there is only a certain number of patients who want this choice.] [University of Wisconsin professor Richard ROBERTS – says he doesn’t like the idea of doctors seeing patients based on their ability to pay.] [Medical ethicist Dr. Arthur CAPLAN†- says health care has gotten so poor we have to bribe the doctor to pay attention to us.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Johns, Joe

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