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the death rate and the disability rate from, high blood pressure,
in the form of reducing strokes and heart attacks.
This was part of your role as a member of that Citizens Committee.
Yes. And so I did get the Senate to put 22 million dollars
in for this purpose, earmarked for the purpose of demonstration
of control of high blood pressure. Unfortunately, this earmarked
money was not agreed to in the House-Senate conference, and the
Emergency Medical Bill -- got in, and this section of the report
was dropped. So although the additional money was in, so we got
additional money, the 22 million, the words identifying blood pressure
demonstrations and control got dropped, so we now have only
sort of a moral claim on Heart Institute to put money in this.
Where might it go otherwise?
There's sufficient words agreed to in the goint conference
on emergency medical services -- in other words, ambulances and
other emergency services that Cranston wanted -- so I didn't finish
my job as I should. I should have stayed with Mr. Flood every minute
to see that we didn't lose that. Isn't that something?
Last January when you were giving a resume of activities of
the previous six months, you talked about Elliott Richardson who
was still at HEW, and leaving for Defense, and the fact that he was
coming around to that point of view, coming around to the point
where he was helping to publicize --
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