[Silber talks about health care]
Original Airdate: 7/24/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports that John Silber (Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts) visited Uphams Corner Health Center in an effort to highlight his position on medical care in the state. Kelly reviews Silber's health care proposals. Kelly notes that Silber was the first candidate to bring up the high infant mortality rate among African Americans in the state. Kelly reports that Silber sparked a controversy recently with his remarks about health care for the elderly. Kelly's report includes footage of Silber at a press conference. Silber says that he does not want to deny health care services for the elderly. Silber says that many citizens do not have access to good health care. Silber talks about his proposals and about the budget for his proposed health care plan. Kelly notes that Silber focused on prenatal and post-natal care during the press conference. Kelly reports that Silber has called the health care system a "national tragedy." She adds that Silber must convince voters that he really cares about the issue. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of Silber greeting minority children and parents in the lobby of the Uphams Corner Health Center and by footage of infants in a hospital nursery.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Infants - Mortality
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Uphams Corner Health Center
Subject : Geographic Locations
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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