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Marcus Jones reports from the Massachusetts State House
[Universal health care bill]
Original Airdate: 4/12/1988

Length: 00:02:52
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports on debate over a universal health care bill in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Jones reports that lobbyists for the state employees union demanded a collective bargaining amendment to secure the health benefits of state employees. Jones reports that legislators have added the amendment and that the unions are satisfied with the bill. Jones interviews John Flannagan (Massachusetts Teachers' Association) and David Baier (Massachusetts Municipal Association) about the bill and the proposed amendment. Jones also interviews Ray Jordan (State Representative), Catherine Dunham (Dukakis aide) and Richard Volk (Chair, House Ways and Means Committee) about the bill. Jones reports that today's amendment removes one of the roadblocks to the bill's passage. Jones notes that state legislators have been working on the bill for almost a year. He adds that no one is sure if the bill will be approved by the legislature. Jones' report is accompanied by footage of people in the lobby of the Massachusetts State House and by footage of George Keverian (Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives) and House leadership in the House chambers.

Contributor : Director
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 5714   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102936 
VHS cassette 103056 
Betacam cassette 103072 
digital betacam cassette 103073 

Subject : Keywords
Medical care
State governments

Subject : Personal Names
Baier, David
Dunham, Catherine
Flannagan, John
Jones, Marcus
Jordan, Raymond
Keverian, George
Volk, Richard

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature

Type : Genre
News - Television

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