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Going back to the high blood pressure priviso, in the
appropriation bill in the state legislature --
This bill if it passed would have provided only two
million dollars, to be spent starting next April, April of 1980.
How did they anticipate it being used?
Well, it would be spent the way they're spending the
175 thousand dollars they have now, and 850 thousand dollars
they have from the federal government. They give money in
grants to agencies that are treating and screening people with
high blood pressure.
And that's a very good way to do it.
If you give money to, let's say Harlem Hospital to
screen and treat people with high blood pressure, quite a few
people get treated. It really is a matter of finding -- and they
should give a lot of money to the Red Cross, who has the
capacity to do it, and who is screening people with high blood
pressure but not treating them.
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