ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 1977
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano tells congress hearing today of monetary waste in Medicaid and Medicare programs; says those cheating system will be prosecuted. Elderly and ill have problems even with Medicare.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Miami Beach, Florida) plight of elderly and ill due to lack of payment for some illnesses by Medicare and Medicaid noted. Case of Dorothy Bergman, whose husband Abraham died of muscular dystrophy. [BERGMAN - says she feels Medicare should have paid more than it did.] Lack of payment by Medicare on annual medical bills of senior citizens noted. 1 senior citizens group in Miami Beach, Florida, says it's time for change and group pres. Max Serchuk says he'll seek expansion from Congress [SERCHUK - cites problems with getting payments.]
REPORTER: Bill Stewart
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