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FT he M chtg n D I Y Vol. LXXXIX, No. 30-S
The i~lichgar. D ilyWednesday une 13, 1979
e M ic gan aily Twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

Carter backs limited hea
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter asked Congress yesterday to
forget the "all-or-nothing" approach to
national health insurance and enact a
limited plan that would hold any
family's out-of-pocket health Care costs
to a maximum $2,500 a year.
The Carter plan would combine
Medicare and Medicaid ina new, larger
federal program.
THE BULK of the $23 billion to $25
billion new program would cost tax-
payers in its first year, 1983, would be
spent in a federal takeover of state
Medicaid programs for the poor.
The new federal plan, to be called
HealthCare, would be run much like
Medicare but would nearly double the
number of poor people eligible for aid.
Carter said he would still like the kind
of mandatory, comprehensive and
universal national health insurnace
plan he promised during his campaign
for the presidency, but he offered no
timetable for putting such a system in
THE PRESIDENT'S refusal to com-
mit himself to a single, all-inclusive
measure led to the open split between
him and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-
Mass.). Kennedy was most conspicuous
by his absence from the line of
congressional leaders who flanked Car-
ter at the unveiling of the ad-
ministration proposal.
At his own news conference a few
hours later, Kennedy said, "The bottom
line on the president's program is that
we can't afford it. It is too inflationary
and too inequitable."
AP Photo WHILE CARTER claimed the Ken-
Actor John Wayne, who made close to 200 movies and became one of nedy approach would cost too much in a
lollywood's biggest stars, died of cancer Monday in California. See story, time when fiscal restraint is needed,
Page 10. the Massachusetts Democrat charged

Ith plan
that the administration proposal fails to
control hospital costs or physicians'
fees in the private sector and creates
"two separate and unequal systems of
"The president's plan may well
become the straw that breaks the back
of the American health care system,"
Kennedy said.
The president appeared equally con-
fident that his plan was the only
realistic approach to a problem that
Kennedy and his allies in organized
labor have been unable to solve.
See CARTE R, Page 2
in new 'U'
Reductions in the size and cost of
plans to build a new University Hospital
were announced yesterday by Dr.
Hermann Ziel, chief of the Hospital
Administration division of the Michigan
Department of Public Health (MDPH).
Accompanied by Dr. Doglas Sarbach,
chief of planning for University
Hospital, Ziel told the regional health
planning council meeting in Detroit the
University had agreed to reduce the
number of beds in the proposed hospital
from 923 to 900, and also had decided to
cut $3 million from the $244 million
projected cost of the project.
ZIEL ALSO SAID there would be
another 30-day delay in the planning
process, which would change the
deadline for MDPH approval of the
project from July 8 to August 8.
Plans to replace the aging Old Main
Hospital have been under consideration
In addition to the request for MDPH
approval of the plans, the University is
also trying to convince state legislators
to fund the project with a $200 million
bond issue.
See REDUCTIONS, page 2
cis retention
on Rhodesia
amendment lifting the 14-year-old trade
A WHITE HOUTE official said the
administration was extremely satisfied
with the vote because it gave the
president "a solid base" with which to
sustain a veto of any bill containing
language requiring the sanctions to be
lifted. Thirty-four votes are needed to
sustain aveto.
The president announced last Thor-
sday ltat he had decided to retain trade
sanctions in the natIonal Interests of the
United States and because he had


County administrator pleads not guilty
By PATRICIA HAGEN in preparation of the Suffolk County request for the lie detector test was
. .t budget. denied by Suffolk County district attor-
ichael Gotthainer pleaded not guilty "We're innocent and we're not going ney James O'Rourke.
i his arraignment in Suffolk County, to plea bargain, added Burnham at a A LONG ISLAND newspaper,
N.Y. sraymetinSffoelkyCountypress conference yesterday afternoon Newsday, reported Monday that Got-
alleged misconduct between 1972 and tyu g thainer's indictment was part of a
Gotthaher was informed of the ndic- larger grand jury investigation into
.tment Thursday evening. He was not See COUNTY, Page 6
able to read the sealed indictment and
familiarize himself with the charges
,Suffolk-County is on a witch until yesterday, said Burham. If con-
unt and will continue to be victed, he could receive a maximum of Sen ate reje
n a witch hunt.' four years in prison.
-County Commissioner heard in the New York court on July 16. O sa n ctic ons
Thomas Burnham Suffolk County Attorney Jim Catterson
will represent Gotthainer when the WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate
(R-Ann Arbor) motion to dismiss is brought before the voted 52-41 yesterday to kill an attempt
court. to extend trade sanctions against Zim-
Burnham said the earliest possible babwe Rhodesia at least through Dec.
975 as a deputy executive county ad- motion and trial dates were requested 1.
ministrator. to emphasize their premise that "this is While the vote represented a foreign
Gotthainer pleaded an "emphatic absurd . . . there's nothing to hide." policy setback for the Carter ad-
not guilty' to the charges," according Gotthainer went to New York volun- ministration, a White House official
o his spokesman, County Com- tarily in an attempt to show his in- said he was pleased that 41 senators
missioner Thomas Burnham (R-Ann nocence and was released on his own had lined up behind the administration.
Arbo , who accompanied Gotthainer recognizance. The Senate vote followed a day of
[New York for the indictment. - Gotthainer volunteered to undergo a high-level admioaitration lobbying in,
THE 35-YEAR-OLID county .ad- polygraph test, a "tactic which caught which Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
ministrator was charged with two coon- the district attorney completely off said that the president is "quite likely"
s of offering a false statement for filing guard," according to Burnham. The to veto any legisatin cntaininan

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