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American Agenda (Med.: Veterans Administration) #120309

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 28, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: George Strait) Med. care for American veterans through the Veterans Administration featured; details given of state of disarray in the system. [Daughter Tina ROOT - criticizes her father's care.] [West Haven Veterans Hospital's Dr. Alan GRADMAN - talks about medical care.] Three alternative solutions outlined on screen. [University of Minnesota Dr. Paul LIGHT - compares private sector care.] [Chicago Veterans Administration center director John FEARS - says private sector is not set up to deal with vets.'problems.] [Secretary of Veterans Affairs Edward DERWINSKI - comments.] Opposition in Congress to changes in system noted. [Representative Sonny MONTGOMERY - opposes restructuring.] Pilot project in New Mexico for shared services between Veterans Administration and other hospitals detailed. [DERWINSKI - discusses services for vets.]

Jarriel, Tom;
Strait, George

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