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Campaign 2000 (Bush: Prescription Drugs) #194736

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 05, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Dean Reynolds) The announcement by presidential candidate Governor George W. Bush of his Medicare plan featured; tenets of the Bush plan outlined on screen. [BUSH - criticizes opponent Vice President Al Gore on health care; says Medicare would be expanded to include prescription drugs.] The importance of older Americans to the vote noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: Terry Moran) The initial Democratic response to Bush featured; scenes shown of Gore visiting a Website design company in Columbus, Ohio; television ad on Bush and the issue of health care shown. [GORE - opposes a giant tax cut.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Estimates from both campaigns on how much a Medicare recipient pays for prescription drugs cited.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) How one couple's drug bills would be impacted by the Gore or Bush plans presented. [Drug user Sue KLING - says we cannot afford the drugs.] [ANALYST - says under both plans seniors would continue to pay something for their prescription drugs.]

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
Moran, Terry;
Reynolds, Dean

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