Description: 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.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 01/31/1977