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Med.: Catastrophic Health Care / Long-Term Health Care #322116

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported approving expansion of Medicare to cover catastrophic illness. House of Representatives reported rejecting Medicare's expansion to cover long-term home care. Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Jeff Reckaway, boy born with breathing disorder, featured; details given, scenes shown. Maria Kinser quoted with regard to mother's med. costs; details given. Debate with regard to issue noted emotional. [Representative Dan ROSTENKOWSKI - comments on bill.] Democratic Representatives noted asserting that bill would cost too much. [Representative Robert MICHEL - rejects bill.] [Representative Claude PEPPER - urges support for bill.] Pepper's elderly lobby noted not as strong for this bill as for other bills.

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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