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Health Care Costs (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-11

Duration: 00:07:27

Subjects: Health Care | Hospitals | HEALTH INSURANCE | CLINICS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Reitz, Mike Interviewee
  • Winkler, Steven Interviewee
  • Dixon, Jim Interviewee
  • Kinghorn, Steve Interviewee
  • Walker, David Interviewee
  • Bond, Babs Interviewee
  • Clothier, Bob Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the April 11, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the impact of competition on health care costs. Her report touches on an increase in the number of hospital beds, the increase in the number of patients visiting walk-in clinics, and the health insurance industry moving to a managed care model. She interviews: Mike Reitz of Blue Cross Insurance; Steven Winkler of the Baton Rouge General; Jim Dixon of the Louisiana Hospital Association; Steve Kinghorn of the Medical Center of Baton Rouge; David Walker of the Digital Diagnostic Center; Babs Bond of Med Aid; and Bob Clothier, a health insurance broker.