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Ten O'Clock News; Sen. Edward Kennedy on Health Security Plan proposal, Part 1

01/31/1977

Interview with Sen. Edward Kennedy on his Health Security Plan proposal, especially in light of the new, more Democratic, Congress and White House in Washington. He is excited to work with Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and others, to come up with a comprehensive universal healthcare system. He describes the process that Congress will go through over the next year to find the most effective system. He compares his proposed system to the Social Security system. He talks about Medicare. He explains why he favors a health insurance system, which includes private companies, rather than a national health service. He talks about preventive medicine. He defends against claims that people would abuse the system. He hopes the American people will have access to the quality health care that members of Congress have access to for virtually free.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Sen. Edward Kennedy on Health Security Plan proposal, Part 1

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:22:04

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Medical care
Federal government
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Bills, Legislative
Social security -- United States
Legislators -- United States
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-
Public health
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Curwood, Steve (Reporter)
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 (Interviewee)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Sen. Edward Kennedy on Health Security Plan proposal, Part 1,” 01/31/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDC02CEC3D1B41B3A5BDFF5EFFC3E0DE.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Sen. Edward Kennedy on Health Security Plan proposal, Part 1.” 01/31/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDC02CEC3D1B41B3A5BDFF5EFFC3E0DE>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Sen. Edward Kennedy on Health Security Plan proposal, Part 1. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDC02CEC3D1B41B3A5BDFF5EFFC3E0DE
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