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Medicine: Health Care Report / Right-To-Die Cases #331432

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 24, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Long-awaited government report on health care previewed.

(Atlanta: Gary Reaves) Report on how different states handle the problem of health and social care for the disabled examined; details given of right-to-die case of Larry McAfee, who was left paralyzed by a motorcycle accident and forced to live in a nursing home and has since been on quest to have his respirator disconnected. [McAFEE - comments on his condition.] Provision in some states that allow disabled to have assistance detailed. [In New York state, David TOPICO - comments.] [Disabled Atlanta policeman Terry PARKS - comments on his effort to stay out of nursing home.] Need for national standards for care for the disabled noted. [National Council on Independent Living Denise McQUADE - says disabled are given a life sentence to an institution.] [Georgia state senator Hildred SHUMAKE - says McAfee case is an embarrassment to us.]

Reaves, Gary;
Schieffer, Bob

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