CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 19, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(NYC) Importance of Lifeline alarm system to disabled living alone such as Nathan Haitis examined; Haitis case described. Push for government funding of program as way to cut Medicare costs examined. [Lifeline Systems designer Andrew DIBNER - notes government study acknowledged financial savings among Lifeline users.] [HAITIS - describes emergency services' responses in event of crisis.] [Representative Claude PEPPER - claims devices would pay own way through emergency savings.] Health and Human Services explanation of Congress's rejection of system outlined.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
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