Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 5: Community health care and Medicaid cutbacks. Discussion of the challenges of providing care to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who have no other medical resources, and the need for a new healthcare system that can provide dignified, continuing, and comprehensive care to those who must rely on public medicine. Voices heard in this program include Dr. Philip Hennig, director of ambulatory care at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan; Dr. Howard Brown, former New York City health services administrator; Columbia economist Robin Elliott; Robb Burlage, head of the Health Policy Advisory Center; Victor Soloman of Harlem CORE; Mrs. Gloria Martinez of the lower east side; Columbia medical student Dick Clapp; New York state senator Seymour Thaler; economist Robin Elliott; Ramon Velez, director of the Hunts Point Multi-service Center in the Bronx; hospitals commissioner Joseph Terenzio; and unidentified mothers and community members of Harlem.
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