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American Agenda (Med.: Massachusetts Health Care) #119547

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Follow-up on American Agenda segment of November 16, 1988, about health care on state level introduced

(Boston, Massachusetts: George Strait) Status of universal health care program in Massachusetts featured; case of medical care for boy Danny Gressick cited as example [Apr. 1988, Governor Michael DUKAKIS - says Massachusetts is nation's pathfinder.] [Mother Cheryl GRESSICK - talks about son's medical bills.] [State representative Peter FORMAN - says this experimental law is dying of a fiscal cancer.] Fin. problems of state's health care plan outlined on screen. [Massachusetts restaurant association's E. Thomas McCABE - says state can't keep extracting money from businesses.] Massachusetts hospital association television ad accusing Dukakis of breaking his word shown. [Massachusetts hospital association president Stephen HEGARTY - says support for program is dissipating.] [FORMAN - says program must be scrapped.] [DUKAKIS - talks about the program.] Vigil outside state house shown.

Koppel, Ted;
Strait, George

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