ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1985
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Madison, WI) Controversy over insurance companies' right to information about those believed at risk of having or contracting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) examined. [Northwestern Mutual Life spokesperson George HARDY - defs. industry's right to facts.] Blood test at issue explained. [State rep. John ROBINSON - explains opposition to insurance companies' testing for AIDS.] [State representative David CLARENBACH - explains Wisconsin law preventing insurance companies access from blood test results as means of preventing discrimination against gays.] AIDS' status in Wisconsin outlined on screen. Legis. before Wisconsin aimed at weakening law outlined. [WI health department spokesperson Virginia GRAVES - notes taxpayers will bear burden if insurance companies don't cover such groups.] Av. medical costs for AIDS victims mentioned. [American Council of Life Ins. spokesperson Robert BIER - claims private vol. insurance system can't carry weight of underwriting fatal diseases; explains.] California noted only state other than Wisconsin with law preventing mandatory AIDS blood testing.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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