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Artificial Heart / Health Care Controversy #87903

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
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(Studio) Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder's continued progress described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Louisville, Kentucky) Schroeder's recovery examined; photos shown. [Dr. William DeVRIES - notes Schroeder's request for beer; praises patient's status.] Criticism of Humana Corp.'s exploitation of procedure for profit gain discussed; corp.'s profits with private hospitals last year and funding of artificial heart surgeries noted. ["New England Journal of Med." spokesperson Dr. Arnold RELMAN - fears profit motive approach to health care is being adopted.] [Humana Corporation board chairperson David JONES - claims patients take priority over stockholders.] [RELMAN - thinks health care will be distributed according to income rather than need.] Humana's defense outlined. [DeVRIES - notes Humana's incrd. profits will result in his incrd. research for patients.]
REPORTER: George Strait

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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