8A Oden Standard-Examiner, Sunday, October 3, 1971 Medicare Hospital Cost Upped WASHINGTON '(UPI) . Starting Jan. 1, 20.5 million Medicare patients will.have to Peking Preparing for Orderly Reshuffle? ^^ ' * l . ... . -^ . _ ^ ~- ,.._•! A,_ _ 3 A ~u nn J « \\jt- 0-5C1QT frir r»anc0 rnmrnpnt.. Similarlv-. P pay a.' larger hospital bills. An AP News Anlaysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent UNITED" NATIONS, '-NJY. (AP)—Recent developments in! Peking suggest .the Chinese leadership has been confronted with a sudden and probably unwelcome turn of events. * There is a feeling among well informed sources here that 4 « „,-.,.-.., - much of the problem revolves share of their about the ailing Lin Piao who I tablishment. He has' all along Ipromoted the campaign-to .-turn Mao into a.deity. . If something has happened to the 64-year-old Lin—or to Mao, Elliot L. Richardson, secretary of the Department of Health, Edcuation and Welfare (HEW) the step Friday. He rising hospital costs, TWELVE STORIES UP above city traffic, iron workers stop for lunch while working on construction of the new Sears Tower in downtown Chicago. When finished the tower will be 1,450 feet high with 110 stories—the largest privately-owned office building in the world. Jet Flight to Test Einstein's Theory WASHINGTON (UPI) —Did The experience Albert Einstein know what he ; some bearing on . . was talking about when he said [flights, if they ever come about, that time varies according to: For' if time behaves .as the motion of the clocks which; Einstein thought, a round trip ^ftat'p'olnCM'edi'ca're patients measure it? ' ! lasting 32 ^arth years a close * paPying ' $15 a day, and this Two physicists will test the;to the speed of light would age continues through the 90th day. theory in a two-day, east-to- < the astronauts only 3 2-3 years, j The $15 fee will be increased to west flight around the world!while those they left behind on|$17 Jan. 1. • . starting Monday. !ear th would be 32 years older. Richardson jaid P^* 05 ^! Hafele ofj By EXPERIMENTS' j "'""""" Richard EJ Einstein's theories have been ordered blamed 0 — r — which he said climbed 13 per cent in the Medicare program in. 1970. Starting next year, Medicare patients will have to pay the first $68 of their hospital bills —an increase of $8. The increase, was denounced by William R. Button, executive director of the 3-million- member National Council ofj Senior Citizens, who described | it as a "'cruel blow to poor! elderly people living on Social Security and Welfare." MAKES CHARGE "If the President was really a compassionate man and he cared about old people he would freeze the Medicare (Hospital) deductibles and introduce legislation to remove them altogether," Button said. Richardson said his order emphasized "the urgency, of action to put. a brake on hospital costs escalation." The secretary said steps to curb rising hospital costs would be part of Phase II of President Nixon's economic stabilization program, which will follow the current 90 - day wage - price! freeze. ' | Richardson noted that about! one-fifth of the more than 20 million persons enrolled in the Medicare Program were hospitalized during the past year, atj a cost of $800 for an average 12 j days of treatment. AVERAGE COST might have I p at i ents ; n the program pay deep space! the average cost of the first aUULLL tiit^ «ii*ns •"*« ,' spearheaded Mao Tse-tungs victory over the Nationalists more than two decades ago. Lin is Mao : s officially designated successor, second to him in rank in the Communist par- . . ty and head of the military es-iwhat was going on Peking said Oct. 1 National Day parade and.banquet were canceled .for economy reasons. But if there should be a major political problem preoccupying the leaders, it also would not h4-V6ar-OlQ 4^«i—Ui LU **«*«) uic J.&»«vj-^j -*" —--- •• -„. that .matter-it could pose tove_b ? » the^ tone to Jiave difficult problems when the regime, is „ .. ward to taking over a seat in the United Nations and playing host to President Nixon. The development could mean not so much a struggle for pow, need- for decisions in preparation for an orderly reshuffle at the top of the Peking hierarchy. The impulse of the swarming in from the hinterland. • . , If there are problems ahead with the succession, less attention to Mao also .would seem logical Mao turns 78 in December Eventually the Chinese must learn that he is mortal. Should there be difficulties now a bit of de-emphasis on Mao's godlike qualities would • i , ;c /vrilTT 4-n malrp the road ahead a bit easier ftir prospective successors.: The usual' celebration would have called' for the leaders to appear atop the Gate of Heavenly Peace to review the proceedings. They would have arranged themselves by rank around the ieader. But if something unexpected had been encountered, the hierarchy might not have known how to arrange itself. CAUSE COMMENT The same explanation could cause comment. Similarly, Premier Chou En-'ai may. have foregone the usual National Day policy adlress because there was no tirre for the leadership to straight out all aspects of the policy in the light of any sudden new developments. There are othe'i possibiEties. There could be fe«r of new tension on the SovievChinese border, and that C9iid' have persuaded the Pekinj regime to cut back on the festivities and encourage a illc came vA^»*"iv*i-w»* ~~ 1 ci apply to cancellation of the mood. There re J . __, . _p f.-.^f.f. 4-v-miKln iM^Tnlt more somber also could be banquet. The absence of some leaders and the seating ar- trouble involving Ihe military, which occupies a commanding leaders emu m^ ^*-«>^"e — ----—. - . * -- ....—, ,.. rangements of others woulciirole m Chinese political life day of hospital care —now $60. | The rest is paid by the! government until the 61st day. Louis, and Keating of Dr. the i^CttLliifcy VI. "-"- " - - • J..I- Observatory in Washington, will | i m ents with radioactive par- carry atomic clocks capable °f|y c i es conducted in laboratories, extremely precise time mea -j However, it was not possible to -*- ' test his theory precisely outside zuuwuu "-• from the 21st through the 100th U.S. Naval (supported thus far by exper- day, rising from $7.50 to ?8.50 a OWA^i** 1 -**!^- ICSL HIS UlCUi J ^/l C^-HJ^-AJ \>\AL*>4'"»- w.. They will travel by commer- ^g laboratory until the develop-1 costs^ cial jet, changing planes only ment O f atomic clocks and jeti twice, and when they get back j aircraft. to Washington they will com-j Accor ding to Einstein, time is pare the clocks' readings with a; relativei not absolute, master atomic clock at the Hg noted ^ a c i ock on observatory. i earth is constantly moving with TEST THEORY ithe spinning planet. Thus, a Einstein's theory of relativity i hypothetical observer at the will have been proved right if edge of the universe would note the traveling clocks are running!that earth time is different about 100 billionths of a second!from star time. day. The law requires HEW to set! Medicare hospital rates based! on annual changes in hospital! behind the master clock. If this is true, then a clock UCl.lllU. Wit^ Allti^W-i %,i.vwifc- j^ Ulllij *«^ i^ v««j v-. w ,. _- —-But if they aren't, it may flying eastward at jet speed, indicate Einstein was wrong or about 600 miles per hour, added that the experiment was not to the earth's spin speed should »ood enough to tell one way or record less time than a clock the other on the ground. 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