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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, November 2), 1981-Page 3
Surgeon general: Health
insurance possible

surgeon general says the Reagan ad-
ministration may include some form of
catastrophic health insurance in its for-
thcoming health care proposals.
Dr. C. Everett Koop said both he and
his boss, Health and Human Services
Secretary Richard Schweiker, believe
the government should protect families
against "'crippling financial circum-
stances" due to ill health.
KOOP, IN HIS first interview since
the Senate confirmed him Monday af-
ter a long nomination battle, also this
week said he hopes to see federal rules
changed so all disabled children like
Katie Beckett of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
can get care at home instead of
But Koop, a conservative who was
leader of anti-abortion groups before
joining the Reagan administration last
March, also said he would like to see the
government play a less direct role as a
health care provider.
Asked if he believed the government

should be paying the health bills of
nearly 60 million elderly, disabled or
poor Americans through Medicare and
Medicaid, Koop replied; 'I certainly
would favor a return to medical care of
that sort by the private sector if it were
possible, but I don't think that complete
shift is possible in the foreseeable
THE REAGAN administration may
ask Congress for changes in the $56
billion Medicare and Medicaid
programs as part of the so-called health
care competition bill Schweiker's
department.is drafting.
Schweiker aides have said the bill
could limit the tax-free status of em-
ployees' health benefits, but also ex-
periment with giving Medicare
beneficiaries vouchers to buy private
health insurance.
An administratin source, who asked
not to be named, said Friday it was
possible that catastrophic insurance
could be required under the vouchers or
under private plans once a family's

medical bills exceeded some limit.
Koop said he would not want
catastrophic insurance to become "the;
thin edge of the wedge" to move this,
country toward a national health service
like Great Britain.
"But I do think there are crippling
financial circumstances to certain kin-
ds of health that no one family can pick
up these days .. ..we certainly would
look forward to building it into the bill,
some place so that that need was met."
The proposals drafted by Schweiker's
agency will be sent to aCabinet council'
and then President Reagan for ap-
proval before going to Congress.
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B anner D ay Doily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
Juniors Tom Letica and Bill Mcgarry proudly display their banner, designed to cheer on the team during today's foot-
ball game against Ohio State.

Millionaire's gift sets up new 'U' program

By PAM FICKINGER fellows."
The University will use a $2 million TAUBMAN SAID he hopes that thi
gift from local millionaire A. Alfred University's new program will enabl
Taubman to establish a program in students to have a better understandinj
American institutions. of how American institutions functio
The program, which may set up shop and how they accommodate to change.
as early as next fall, will involve The Taubman fellows will be selectee
several University schools and depar- on their ability to relate the corn
tments in the study and teaching of plexities and challenges of business an(
American economic and social in- public leadership to the study o;
stitutions, such as the corporation, the political economy and American in
banking system, and the non-profit in- stitutions, said Political Science Prof
stitution. John Jackson. This will give un
The program, primarily for un- dergraduates the opportunity to meet
dergraduates, will attract leaders from national leaders in informal surroun
all sectors of American society to teach dings, he added.
seminars and courses. These outside "THE PROGRAM will examine th
leaders will be dubbed "Taubman functioning, performance, and interac
The Ohio State University and University of Michigan men's glee clubs
will team up for a concert tonight at 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. The reper-
toire will include classic opera, folk song, musical, and spiritual pieces, as,
well as some well-known Michigan songs, In addition, both schools will sing
their alma maters. Tickets are available at the Hill Box Office from 9 a.m.-5'
p.m. Group discounts are being offered.-
Mediatrics-Elephant Man, MLB 3, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
AA Film -Hearts of the West, MLB 4,7 & 9 p.m.
Cinema II-Breaker Morant, Aud. A, Angell, 7 & 9 p.m.
AAFC-A Force of One, Nat. Sci., 7 & 10:20 p.m. & The Octagon, 8:40 p.m.
Cinema Guild-No Nukes, Lorch Hall, 7 & 9 p.m.
CFT-Psycho, 3, 7, & 10:45, & Sisters, 5 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
South & Southeast Asian Studies-Baharuddin Zainal, Kuala Lampur,
"Poetry Reading in Malay & English," Commons Rm., Lane Hall 8 p.m.
Theosophical Society-Video Tape interview, J. Krishnamurti, "A Dif-
ferent Way of Life", 3 p.m., "Carriage House."
Graduate Christian Fell.-Worship Mtg., Henderson Rm., League, 7 p.m.
Rudrananda Ashram-Workshop, Swami Chetanananda, "Kundalini:
Path to the Awakening of Universal Consciousness," 640 Oxford, 9:30-12:30
A' Go Club-Mtg., 1433 Mason Hall, 2-7 p.m.
Dept. of Dance-Last Chance to See Us Dance, Senior dance concert, Dance
Building, 1310 N. University Court, 8 p.m.
Residential College Players-"Clyde Evades the Draft & Serves The
Public," E. Quad. Aud., 8 p.m.
Ark-Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larson, 1421 Hill, doors open 8:30. Show
begins at 9 p.m.
Solo Alliance-Fall concert, Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State, 8 p.m.
School of Music-U.M. Trombone Choir, Briarwood Grand Court, 7-7:30
p.m. Opera, "Cosi fan tutte," Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre,8 p.m.
Theatre & Drama-"Tartuffe," Power Center, 8 p.m.
Michigan Football-Michigan vs. Ohio State at Ann Arbor, 12:20 p.m.
Hillel-Mincha-Seudah Shlishis, Light meal, 4:35 p.m.
Mich. Woodworkers' Guild-First Juried Exhibition and Sale, Kerrytown,
410 N. Fourth St., Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artworlds-"Ninth Birthday Benefit and Bash," Schwaben Hall, 217 S.
Ashly, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.


tions of these institutions, the con-
sequences for American life that result
from those factors, and the changing
nature of our society and these in-
stitutions," Jackson said.
Courses in the program would begin
in the sophomore year. Taught by an in-
terdisciplinary faculty, the classes
would cover topics such as political and
economic analysis, history of American
political thought and institutions, and
the development of business and gover-
nment relations in a general, non-
technical manner.

University President Harold Shapiro'
said the program and the Taubman
Fellows will add a new dimension to the
University's exitting strengths. He ad-
ded that he believes the program will
make major contributions to the
University's teaching and research and
to the practice of managing America's
public and private organizations.
THE UNIVERSITY'S political science,
history, sociology, and economics
departments will be involved in the new
program, and both the business and law
schools will also participate.

The program may be used as a model
for similar programs at other schools,
University officials said.
Jackson said the University "draws
intelligent and highly motivated
students from a broad spectrum of
social and economic backgrounds. With
these students, we have an opportunity,
and a responsibility, to develop
tomorrow's leaders for industry and
public affairs."


Haig's doublespeak

iwins dubious distinction

BOSTON (UPI) - Secretary of State
Alexander Haig won the 1981
Doublespeak Award yesterday for
suggesting four American women slain
in El Salvador may have been shot
because they were "accidentally per-
ceived" to have run a roadblock.
The National Council of Teachers of
English bestowed the award -
designed to recognize evasive,
euphemistic, confusing, or self-
contradictory language -at the annual
Agency earned the title of first runner-
up by forbidding the use of works like
"hazard" and "cancer-causing" in its

official communications.
The Moral Majority was named
second runner-up for soliciting funds to
campaign against sex education by
quoting passages from a book used in
public schools "across the country,"
then saying it could name only two such
The award for the most conspicuous
example of doublespeak from a foreign
source went to President Jose Napoleon
Duarte of El Salvador for his response
to allegations that government forces
were responsible for the deaths of some
10,000 civilians.
"We will not deny that there may
have been certain abuses of authority
by the security forces," Duarte said.

Happenning at the U Club!
Dinner Served F



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Show Begins 7:00
Price $5.00


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