On a television program, Sen. Spessard Holland and Florida Congressional Rep. Sid Herlong express their concerns over legislation that would provide socialized healthcare for people over 65 years old. They also discuss Medicare and Social Security health provisions. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Sen. George Smathers comments on restrictions in the Social Security law that prohibit recipients from seeking an additional income to augment their Social Security earnings and offset the impact of inflation. At the end of the segment, he reads two letters he has received from his constituents who have been penalized due to the Social Security law. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Sen. George Smathers comments on the Supreme Court's refusal to review the constitutionality of the Electoral College voting system despite appeals from several states requesting that they do so. He calls the Electoral College system archaic and outdated. He also mentions a bill regarding Social Security and his efforts to allow senior citizens the ability to report medical costs on their tax forms. There are brief comments on taxes and the Vietnam War as well. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Sen. George Smathers discusses "The Florida Plan," an elderly healthcare program, with three Florida Doctors: Phillip Hampton, Edward Anise and Leo Raquel. They compare features of The Florida Plan with a new Social Security Health bill and explain why The Florida Plan is better. They also provide recommendations for improving medical care for the aged and needy. The segment also contains interviews with six elderly, Miami-area Florida Plan medical patients whom the interviewer assures are "on the road to recovery." Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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