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Critical Condition / Health Care Insurance / Part I #740089

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 19, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) A week-long look at America's health care system introduced; findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on people's worries about health care outlined; statistics cited on health care spending.

(Studio: Tim Johnson) The state of America's health insurance examined. [Mid-America Dental & Hearing Center president/CEO Scott GEORGE†, dentist & wife Ed & Sandy CAMPBELL, administrative assistant Cassandra KIRBY - talk about medical costs.] [Kaiser Family Foundation president/CEO Drew ALTMAN†- cites people's concerns about paying for health insurance & the problems for businesses paying health care costs.] [Former "New England Journal of Medicine" editor Marcia ANGELL†- recalls how companies started to offer health benefits.] [Trotter Machine vice president Skip TROTTER†- expresses frustration with cost.] [Worker Matt McCOY - says he cannot afford insurance.]

Simpson, Carole;
Johnson, Tim

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