Report that employee health care costs continue to in-|
|February 2|| President Bush to ask Congress for $23 billion in cuts|
AFL-CIO endorses national health insurance as well as|
modest reforms in short term.
Harris poll finds Americans satisfied with health care|
system (though less satisfied than Canadians) but con-
cerned about costs.
Federal report of Medicare and Medicaid shows that Med-|
icaid physician reimbursement considerably lower than
Medicare or private insurance reimbursement; result is
doctors increasingly turning away Medicaid patients.
|April 4|| Senator John Heinz (R-Pa.) dies in private plane crash;|
Democrat Harris Wofford appointed to replace Heinz
until November 5 election.
Poll of chief executive officers of country's largest|
companies show very strong support for significantly
changing health care system, with government interven tion necessary to carry it out.
|April 10|| Massachusetts plan for universal health care, adopted in|
1988, fails implementation because of opposition of
Governor Weld and small businesses and increasing