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Arbor, since it is essentially a
specialist medical community.
AS WITH the rest of the econ-
omy, it is difficult to discern
just how and why medical bills
have risen so sharply. But many
observers claim that the Ameri-
can method of practicing medi-
cine is at fault.,
"In the American, or fee-for-
service system, there is a lot of
r'oom for potential abuses," ex-
plains Pierce. "Patients pay
doctors for doing things for
them, as opposed to paying
them for their help in general.
We pay for procedure in medi-
Maidlow calls this type of
practice "defensive medicine,"
and explains, "A doctor orders
tests so he doesn't miss any-
ORDERING A battery of tests
increases the patient's final bill
in addition to the doctor's fee,
but it protects a physician from
possible malpractice suits,
which have also risen sharply
in the past few years.
"Doctors tend to take the
total approach," DeWitt com-
ments. "They give the complete
medical w o r k o u t and run
through all possible origins of
the illness. Then they decide
which of a number of likely or
not so likely diseases it could
He says the English system,
which takes a more s -lective
approach, is cheaper and usual-
ly more comfortable for the
"THEY RELY on pysical
diagnosis, questioning, and phy-
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sical exams instead of medical
tests," he asserts.
Other factors contributing to
high medical costs include mal-
practice insurance rates, in-
creased prices of medical sup-
plies, and of course, inflatian.
Hospitalization rates have a.so
risen dramatically, for many of
the same reasons but with odd-
ed pressure from wages.
"SEVENTY per cent of our
hospital costs are personnel,"
Maidlow says. "Ten years ago
the average wage was $2.00 an
hour. Now the wage is ever
$4.50 an hour. Hospital costs are
rising because workers get paid
Maidlow maintains that St.
Joseph's is also feeling the cost
"We lose half a million a
year, because we charge cur
patients what it costs us," he
VERA HIRSCHMAN, a nurse
at University Hospital, suggests
the hospital could cut its costs
by instituting procedural re-
"Instead of hospitalizing peo-
ple for tests, it would be 1heaper
to keep them as outpatients in-
stead," she says. "And there
is so much waste - unused
paper, charts, paper clips, all
get thrown away. If they were
kept. it would do something."
Eventually it becomes a vi-
cious circle. The price of health
care continues to rise, and sick
people begin to postpone that
visit to the doctor until they be-
come seriously ill.
Then they appear at the
emergency rooms, where treat-
ment is even more expensi,;P
and puts a greater strain on
both the patients and the health
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A strong anti-war film from.
of individual and collectivei
Haldeman, prosecution clash
WASHINGTON (P) - Former audible. The jury had not heard man and Ehrlichman. "Is there
President Richard Nixon offered the tape of that conversation any way you can use cash?"
to make $200,000 or $300,000 and it had not been made public Ehrlichman: "I don't think
available to H. R. "Bob" Hal- previously. so."
deman and John Ehrlichman for "Let me ask you this," Nixon H LDEMAN: "I don't think
legal and family expenses said. "Legal fees will be sub- so
when they were leaving the stantial . . . but there is a way Nixon then said there was "as
White House, the Watergate we can get it to you and - much I think as 200 thousand
cover-up jury was told yester- two or three hundred thousand dollars there's available in '74
day. dollars. . I know the prob-'cmagaled"
"No strain," Nixon said. The lems with families and all the campaignredy."
mny "o'tcm out rest. Just let me handle it." At the trial, Ben-Veniste ask-
money "doesn't come outta rs.m ed Haldeman what it was that
me"Assistant Prosecutor Ri- Ehrlichman replied, "Let'sedHteanw titasht
hard Ben Vnistrdicorteitrndhs etnecessary, compounded the problem -
chad Bn-Vnise dsclsedthewai an se ifit' neessry, whether it was "all the money
offer and asked whether the but Nixon persisted:
mone wold omeow e "ro- "YOU WILL find that you paid to the defendants over the
money would someho we "pro- have to do it in cash ...that year?"
vided by persons who were giv-eto ADMN nwrd N
en favored treatment over the you got a civic, you got a gov- HALDEMAN answered, "No
years " ernment duty." sir, that's not true."
"I CAN recall a general con- Eight days later, on April 25, The cross-examination will be
Hadean Nixon raised the point again. finished today, and Ehrlich-
rsain lik tatp t"Let me ask you-this," he said man's lawyers will begin to put
said. In a transcript of the tape in a conversation with Halde- on their defense.
recorded conversation, Nixon____________
says "I never intended to use
the money at all."
He said he had told his
friend Charles "Bebe" Rebozo
to "be sure that people . . .
who have contributed money
over the contributing years are
favored . . . and he's used it
for the purpose of getting
things out, paid for in check and STUTTGART, West Germany ' Speaking to reporters after
all that sort of thing. (Reuter) - French Philosopher visiting Andreas Baader, who
The "it" in that conversation Jean - Paul Sartre said yester-|has staged a hunger strike for
apparently referred to the fund day that conditions under the last 84 davs of his imprison-
Nixon had mentioned. which urban guerrillas are be- ment, the existenti!list philoso-
HALDEMAN and Ehrlichman, ing held in West German pri- pher said Baader looked "like
both defendants in the Water- sons are intended to make the a tortured man spoilt by hun-
gate cover-up trial, resigned as prisoners unable to defend ger."
Nixon's top aides on April 30, themselves, drive them mad or He said Baader, a convicted
1973. The first conversation kill them. arsonist and co-leader of the
about money was on April 17 I ~ " Ba ader - Meinhoff Guerrilla
that year, with Nixon saying: group, was very weak and thin,
"I know the problems with C oIh lafnlooked wrinkled and' was kept
families and all the rest. Just Y i with other prisoners in a white
let me handle it." cell where the light was left
Haldeman, still on the witness on 24 hours a day.
stand after four days, admitted den esThere were only three expla-
the offer was made several nations for this kind of treat-
times but said he and Ehrlich- ment, Sartre said:
man didn't accept it. He said Thi e parrsesar
he resented the implication that "he prisoners are to be
was 'being left with the jury. (Continued from Page 1) made unable to defend them-
BEN - VENISTE then read there were widespread misuse, s eves, or driven mad or left to
from a transcript of the April but it would be the student that d
17 conversation, part of it in- was guilty of plagiarism, not Sartre, 69, said Baader had
us." tried to create a new society.
Lincoln claimed that all re- "He has honestly tried to turn
DAVIS search sent out by the company principles into facts" - even
is stamped with a copyright if one thought that such action
F RESEARCH seal and camera reduced so as 'was wrong, Sartre said.
CHIATRIC INSTITUTE not to be in a form suitable for Dr. Klaus Croissant, one of
. ILLINOIS direct submission to a course. the guerrilla group's defense
eEATMENT OF also maintained that all 'lawyers, claimed at the press
DISORDERS,, customized research is stamp- conference that five defend-
ed with a large red seal across ants who were still on hunger
A B ER 5 every page. strikes in other West German
SEARCH INSTITUTE However, Ziebarth did not jails were in "critical condi-
seem.to think that the stamped tion and close to death."
seals and the camera reduction Sartre had insisted on seeing
1MHRI would totally exempt the com- Baader to learn his political
parry from responsibility, views.
"IT WOULD be a nuisance, but
a student could certainly re-
1956 type the paper," he said. "What
196we have to have is good reasonM ll may
iARP (at 7)to believe that they know
d t7 }(what the papers are used for). "
Japan exploring the question If this stuff checks out, we lose Ih is
responsibility' for the horrors have a good case."
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Bethesda Naval Medical Center,
which he entered Tuesday.
Albert (D-Okla.) was asked at
a news conference if he as-
s';med that Mills would not be
chairman if he returns to Con-
"I think that's a pretty ac-
curate statement," he said, but
indicated the problems of select-
ing the committee chairman for
the 94th Congress would be
TOM BROWNE, a hospital
spokesman, said Mills' family
requested that he be allowed
no visitors except his wife.
Browne said the request was
also "a medical decision."
WITHOUT the speaker's sup-
port, there was virtually no
chance he could remain as
chairman of the committee.
And Waggonner said he didn't
think Mills would choose to re-
main in the House if he was not
in his powerful post.
"We don't want to hurt a man
who has done so much for Con-
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"He has a great record. He is
one of the greatest congress-
men of our generation but he is
a sick man."
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