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(Studio) Reagan administration's promise to retain safety net of soc. programs to aid truly needy recalled.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Mt. Vernon, New York) Harold Delofski's refusal to commit wife Flora, victim of Lou Gehrig's disease, to institution for care despite economy burden on him examined; their lifestyle together described, shown. [DELOFKSI - explains how he communicates with paralyzed, mute wife; discusses his economy bind.] Medicaid's bureaucratic hitch and irony in Social Security's approach to couple's income detailed. [Cnty. soc. services commissioner Charles BATES - can't change rules for 1 family.] [DELOFSKI - explains refusing to give up wife.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta
- Dean, Morton;
- Trotta, Liz
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