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Clinton Health Care Reform Plan (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-11-19

Duration: 00:17:54

Subjects: Health care reform


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Corcoran, Flo Interviewee
  • Collins, Jason Interviewee
  • Clinton, Hillary Speaker
  • Carson, Marcus Interviewee
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee
  • Breaux, John Interviewee


This segment from the November 19, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on President Bill Clinton’s health care reform plan. She interviews: Flo Corcoran, a woman who lost her baby due to decisions made by her insurance company; Dr. Jason Collins, Corcoran’s doctor; Marcus Carson, Louisiana Health Care Campaign; and Barry Erwin, the state coordinator for the National Health Care Campaign. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with United States Senator John Breaux. He discusses: the Clinton plan; his managed competition health care reform bill; the areas of disagreement between his bill and the Clinton plan; and the timeline for a compromise bill to be passed.