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Special Assignment (Catastrophic Health Care) #105653

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baltimore, Maryland: Joe Bergantino) Impact of catastrophic health care on families &debate over proposed aid programs examined; Betty Stevens' situation cited as example [STEVENS - discusses parents' plight, lack of help from Medicare.] Medicare's limited coverage described. Catastrophic health care insurance plan proposed by Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Otis Bowen outlined on screen. [Representative Claude PEPPER - considers Bowen plan too little.] [Heritage Fndn. spokesperson Stuart BUTLER - considers Bowen proposal too expensive.] [Quadraplegic Kathy BENTON - cites extent of her disability; criticizes lack of government aid.] Benton's case outlined. [STEVENS - agrees.]

Bergantino, Joe;
Jennings, Peter

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