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Department of Health, Education And Welfare / Reorganization/Medicare and Medicaid Fraud #251314

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 1977
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano announces department reorg.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Advantages of reorg., according to Califano, noted. [CALIFANO - cites savings to taxpayers.] Details of reorg. noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Senate committee investigates Medicaid and Medicare abuses. Subject of testimony at present is San Jose, California, firm, Home Kare, Incorporated
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) General Accounting Office investigators tell committee Flora M. Souza and controller of company she heads cheated Medicaid and Medicare out of thousands of dollars; some details, include purchase of 2 Mercedes-Benz autos., noted. [General Accounting Office auditor John MARKIN - cites 1 example of fraud involving beauty salon and Home Kare.] 2 former employees testify with regard to other fraudulent practices. [Former employee Jaquelyn HARVEY - cites example of method of getting more money.] Both Souza and controller of firm refuse to talk. [SOUZA - refuses to answer; cites grounds.] Testimony conts. Wednesday
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Plante, Bill

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