ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.
(Washington: Michele Norris) The cost to taxpayers of Medicare cheating and fraud examined. [Alzheimer's patient's daughter Margaret WESTON - talks about her mother's nursing home care and Medicare costs.] [Health Care Anti- fraud Association Kirk NAHRA - cites costs.] Examples of false billing outlined on screen. [Health Care Financing Administration Bruce VLADECK - talks about the "pay and chase" approach to Medicare.] [Dr. Eugene WESTON - comments.]
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