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American Agenda (Med.: Life Insurance.) #122006

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Canada: Kathleen deLaski) Life insurance program, "living benefit," that grants terminally ill policyholders part of their benefits while still alive featured; case study of one AIDS victim in Canada cited. ["RON" - says he needed financial help.] [Prudential of Canada spokesperson Ron BARBARO - says these people need cash now.] ["RON" - talks about wanting to see parents for last time.] American insurance companies' version of living benefit plan explained; case of cancer victim Betty Bergen cited as example [BERGEN - comments on her benefits.] [Jackson National Life Ins. Company David PASANT - discusses benefits.] [National Ins. Consumer Org. Bob HUNTER - discusses limitations of programs.] Impt. of access to insurance benefits as supplement to medical insurance detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
deLaski, Kathleen

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