The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 15, 1974 · Page 2
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>:£ •:•:•:• .V.'. :*ft '•'•X * Health , Continued from page 1 delivering a poor quality care. A hasty interference by outsiders and politicians might damage a system of health care which by far may be the best in the world. is said that PSRO was conceived without much research and consultation with the public and without much participation by various segments of the health care system. Even in the high levels of medicine and government' very few were aware of its making. Some one and a hft S after lts le g islation . a^ even then, only a few interested people are becoming aware of its existence. Hie entire public and the majority of people in the health care system were not consulted and left unaware. No public discussions, referendum or participation can be documented in the making of this law of such a high magnitude which will eventually affect every man woman and child in this country. The complacency of "our medical leaders and their preoccupation with research and science, and to a great deal because of their being totally removed from direct care of Medicare and Medicaid patients and the inherent problems of rising costs has led for a forceful imposition of this law over hundreds of thousands of physicians who are left without a voice and on millions of their patients who are caught in a state of malinformation, confusion and despair because of rising costsof health care. t hl MK 56 / th€Se facts Uiat ' at anv cost . every effort should be made to fully inform the public of the history HERNIA and the nature of this lawmaking and its implications and • consequences for many generations to come. Under our present method of direct physician relationship and the free enterprise, a corrupt and unscrupulous doctor will affect only a small group of patients under his care. Whereas, with PSRO or a federally controlled bureaucratic system, a corrupt member might affect a large segment of the health care under his control. I went through seven months of agonizing experience in preparation of this presentation. The agonies were not those merely created by lack of time, funds and help in making this involved study. Rather they were caused by the uncertainties of what reactions would ensue when a small country doctor would stand before a major national convention and would say "No" to the government PSRO legislation, at a time when almost everybody has sealed off his lips and the leaders of our major medical organizations haves uccumbed and surrenderedtoitasan unchallengable law of the land. However, since the driving force was nothing but honesty and mere sense of devotion, and because of my strong belief in the American democratic system, the task was undertaken. I have deep conviction in the democratic system of this country and the maturity and decency of its people. I have high hopes that our dedicated politicians, prominent professors and "ivory tower" decision makers will take a more serious position with PSHO to make sure that they are not gambling with the welfare and future health care conditions of themselves and of their own people. APPENDECTOMY StmGEOHS FEE ROOM CDARG& $.00 54.00 \80% i?&0% S.5% SW ° CHARGE IN SUMMARY IAKE REGION HOSPITAL FERGUS FALLS 1 i Hospital census (patient days) TtIRP patient hospital stay (days) Hospital expenses TURP patient hospital day cost Urologist's fee (Bilateral vasectomy, perineal urethrotcxny and transurethral refection of prostate) Urologist's fee for all other services All other doctors fees 1966 25,747 12.0 51,058,257. $41.60 $450.00 52,804,228. SH8.10 5580.00 6.5* +25 + 37.5 'Conversion factor for California Fee Schedule, 1964 OPENING MONDAY, JUNE 17 LEYQUIST -round idea /fore/ PHONE 739-2695 117 EAST LINCOLN AVENUE FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA Cattlemen air grievances UJACUT'fcTr'IWkT /»«-*! »*. j : . ^^^. WASHINGTON (AP) - The profit squeeze on cattlemen is becoming a political issue in Washington, with Midwestern members of Congress taking an active role. Rep. Jerry Litton, D-Mo., an experienced cattleman who sold his interests this spring for $4 million, and Rep. Peter Peyser, R-N.Y., a novice in farm-to-market studies, held a breakfast designed to give a cram course in the beef-and- pork price slump to urban colleagues, particularly from Peyser's Northeast delegations. Two urbanites showed up, besides Peyser, with about 30 farm-bloc members to hear from five farmers and feeders from Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska who, as Litton said, "are not lobbyists or even major producers; they're just fighting for their lives." The day before, eight angry Republicans met with Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz. They pressed for a ban on Wildlife addition is urged WASHINGTON (AP) - The addition of more than 3,545 acres in three national wildlife refuges in Minnesota to the National Wilderness Preservation System was recommended Thursday by the Nixon administration. The recommendations were included in proposal to Congress that more than 6 million acres in 15 national parks and refuges be added to the preservation system. In Minnesota, the recommendations cover 2,138 acres, or 3 per cent, of the 42,724-acre Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge; 1,406 acres, or 7 per cent, of the 18,056-acre Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and all of the Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, which totals only six-tenths of an acre. The Tamarac Refuge, in Becker County IB miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, harbors thousands of ducks during the nesting season. It is also inhabited by bald eagles, golden eagles and osprey. The Rice 1 ,ake refuge is seven miles south of MacGregor in Aitkin County. It supports a variety of birds, including ducks and some bald eagles. The Mille Lacs refuge consists of two small islands near the south end of Mille Lacs Lake. If the portions of the Minnesota refuges are included in the wilderness system by Congress, they will be protected from any manipulation by man. Here's how they voted WASHINGTON (AP) - Here is how Senators from Minnesota and the Dakotas voted Thursday when the Senate voted 44-42 to pass and send to the House a bill authorizing the Federal Communications Commission to require all new radios costing more than $15 to be equipped to receive both AM and FM broadcasts. For the bill: Abourezk, D- S.D.; Humphrey, D-Minn. Against: Burdick, D-N.D.; McGovern, D-S.D.; Mondale, DMinn., Young, R-N.D. Death ruled as accident MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Hennepin County medical examiner has ruled as accidental the strangulation death of a boy, whose head got caught in the powered rear window of his family's station wagon. Rhomo Douglas, 5, died Wednesday. The examiner's report Thursday said death was caused by "neck compression due to accidental activation of the station wagon power gate window." The boy's body was discovered by his mother, Roxinne Douglas, shortly after the accident. Authorities said the boy was in the rear of the vehicle and apparently was playing with the car keys. The electrically powered window only operates by key. Police said the key that operates the window was bent when they arrived at the scene, indicating the child's hand may have been yanked from the key by the force of the rising window. Investigators said they determined that the window continues to rise about three- eighths to three-fourths of an inch after the key has been released. "Everything had to be just right in order for the incident to occur," the police report said. "There was a mattress in the rear of the car elevating the child just enough to lean out of the window and turn the key. He was in the right position to get his head caught." meat imports, opening up Canadian markets, providing loans to cattlemen and leaning on meatpackers, wholesalers and retailers. "We just beat hell out of him in that room," Republican Sen Henry Bellmon of Oklahoma acknowledged afterward. Kansas Sen. Robert Dole, a Republican, complained that the Democrats "are getting ready to snatch the ball," or steal the OOP's issue. At the time, Dole's probable opponent in this fall's senatorial race, Rep. Bill Roy, was joining in the burgeoning movement to cosponsor the credit- relief bills. Members of both parties echoed the "stop-the- imports" demands of legislators who normally denounce any "interference" with "free market forces." As Dole noted, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D- Mont., whose constituents are hurting as much as Dole's, took part in a Thursday meeting of cattle-state senators on the problem. Nixon's new economic chief, Kenneth Rush, meanwhile, was announcing a Monday White House conference of congressmen, ranchers, packers, processors and supermarket-chain executives. That gave a boost to the market, which has been dropping steadily for 13 of the last 15 weeks. The powerful chairmen of the two congressional agriculture committees then issued a lengthy joint statement. The chairmen said they had no solutions but urged meat-industry organizations and Butz's farm experts to come to them, to reason together on the problems. Both parties appear to be aiming their save-the- cattlemen pitches at middlemen's profits as the source of the problem, since blocking imports seems now unlikely. Ferf«s Falls (Mi.) Jnnu( Sat., June 15,1974 3 Crop inspectors are proposed WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen Dick Clark, D-Iowa, wants Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz to deputize local advisers as crop inspectors in the rain- struck Midwest. In a letter this week, Clark urged Butz to allow local Agricultural Conservation and Stabilization committeemen to join the small official USDA inspection force. The reason for that is time, a crucial element, he said. Fann- ers with rain-ruined corn crops who want to replant with soybeans must have the damaged crop inspected first. Otherwise, should the soybeans fail, too, they would not be eligible for disaster-relief aid. PLANNED USE REPORT PLANNED USE REPORT G ,, e , a . „ ,, GENERAL REVENUE SHARING CATEGORIES IA) ro=t AGEDORPOCB OPEHAI1NG' MAINTENANCE <C1 THEOOVERNMtNTOF ORHELL TOUH5HIP ANTICIPATING A GENERAL REVENUE SHARING PAYMENT OF_ *5Gg FOR THE FIFTH ENTITLEMENT PERIOD JULY 1 1974 TKRQLIGKJUNE30.1975. 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