ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 06, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.
(Washington: John Martin) The country's immunization program that is funded by tax dollars examined; details given of the payment of 16 million to Abt Associates, Incorporated, a private company based in Boston, which collects information by telephone to determine how much money states receive for immunization. [Former Department of Health, Education and Welfare assistant deputy Dr. Donald HENDERSON - says the survey has no value.] The GAO's question of the accuracy and efficiency of the survey noted. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) director Dr. David SATCHER - defends the survey.]
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