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Senate / Health Care Insurance / Mental Illness Coverage #165949

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) Senate passage of a health care reform bill that makes medical insurance portable featured; tenets of the legislation, including certain tax breaks pushed for by Senator Bob Dole, outlined on screen. [Worker's wife Susan ROGAN, DOLE - comment on the bill.] [Senators Pete DOMENICI, Paul WELLSTONE - speak out for coverage for mental illness.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The work by the Vice President's wife, Tipper Gore, on behalf of insurance coverage for mental illness cited.

(Washington: George Strait) Insurance coverage for mental illness reviewed. [Employee Benefit Association Mark UGORETZ - explains what employers would do if the bill passed.] [Senior adviser to Secretary of State Robert BOORSTIN - cites the cost for treatment of his manic depression.] [GORE - calls it discrimination.]

Reporter(s):
Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:50

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