ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 09, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(Saint Petersburg, Florida: Rebecca Chase) Health care for aged persons in American featured; details given of three case studies, scenes shown. [Bedridden ELDERLY - comment on their condition] Costa family reported attempting long-term care in home; Louis Costa's plight detailed. [Wife of stroke victim, Violet COSTA -comments on husband's care.] Nursing home care for stroke victim John Miller detailed. [Wife Selma MILLER - comments on cost.] Mae Unger's family reported handling financial burden for her. [Son-in- law and daughter Joe and Audrey THIEN - comment on Unger's medical care.] Congress noted discussing problem of long-term medical care. Fin. burdens faced by these three families reviewed.
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