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    Hartford Courant series looks at the effect of rising health-care costs on employee health insurance; finds employees are being asked to pay a bigger share of the costs, Jan. 17-19, 1988.
  • Veterans: Battle on a New Front;

    Tulsa Tribune publishes a series on the problems plaguing the Veterans Administration's hospitals and health care system and the consequent threats to the welfare of America's veterans. As veterans get older, the system is becoming increasingly strained. "No one in the ticker tape parades of 1945 foresaw the other side of victory -- a Veterans Administration struggling to meet the often differing but critical needs of some 23 million" veterans.
  • Cutting Costs, Not Care

    Washington Monthly article explains how Rochester, N.Y., hospitals have been working together to cut costs while maintaining quality health care for Medicare patients despite changes in Medicare payment programs that have resulted in poorer care elsewhere, June 1986.
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    Insight magazine says information gained from autopsies done after hospital deaths can improve health care, but fewer and fewer autopsies are being performed, June 16, 1986.
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    Columbia Missourian shows the state's prison health care system is inadequate; lawsuits against the state for such inadequacies are costing Missouri taxpayers thousands of dollars, and some prisoners lose their health and their lives, May 25, 1986.
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    Tulsa Tribune runs a series on mental health care in Oklahoma; even with community mental health centers to provide for the mentally ill outside of hospitals, everyone's needs are not being met because budget cuts have halted the growth of those programs, Nov. 17-21, 1986.
  • Death Penalty

    "'Death Penalty' uncovers a shocking story of inmates literally sentenced to death by being locked inside Houston's Harris County jail. Each was allowed to die after pleading for medical attention but being denied. Seven died -- all but one within previous 18 months. They could have been saved, but the jail -- third largest in U.S. -- has one doctor for nearly 4,000 inmates."

    WABC-TV (New York) runs three-part series that exposes the mistreatment, neglect and abuse faced by senior citizens as a result of a poorly run New York City home health care program, Feb. 10-12, 1988.
  • Home health care

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) "exposed abuses in the home health care industry in Minnesota. The I-Team found elderly, sick and handicapped people -- isolated in their homes -- being cared for by unqualified, untrained and unsupervised workers. And the I-Team found that, in spite of the obvious problems, Minnesota had no licensing for home health agencies, no qualification standards for home health aides, and no field inspections to monitor the quality of patient care."
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    KMOX Radio (St. Louis) looks at Missouri's expenditures on state services and finds the future of police protection, health care, higher education and welfare services jeopardized due to inadequate staffing and funding, January 1983.