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American Agenda (Health Care) #112930

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Lack of adequate health insurance for millions of Americans noted. Report introduced.

(Methuen, Massachusetts: George Strait) Issue of who will be covered by, and who will pay for, medical insurance featured; details given of medical bills facing parents of handicapped boy, Jason Funare, scenes shown. [Parents Mrs. and Lou FUNARE - comment on problem.] [Working mother Wanda WILLIAMSON - says she feels bad because she can't pay medical bills.] Two major proposals to solve health insurance problem examined; details and cost given of national implementation of Massachusetts plan to force businesses to insure workers. [Econ. Jack MEYERS - discusses plan's weakness.] Vol. plan outlined on screen; cost to taxpayers listed. [Empl. Benefits Research Institution Deborah CHOLLET - talks about insurance programs.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Govt. noted taking Medicare withholding from Williamson, who can't afford own insurance

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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