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Closeup (Insurance Fraud) #51879

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1978
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(Studio) Ins. fraud in sales of supplemental health insurance, often bought by elderly to supplement gap not covered by Medicaid reported Upcoming hearings on subject by House Committee on Aging noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Miami Beach, Florida) Margaret Dixon's status as widow over 65, characteristic of insurance fraud subject, stated; she is also noted to be House committee plant with more than adequate insurance Hidden camera film shown of insurance agent trying to sell Ms. Dixon unnecessary insurance [AGENT - doesn't want client to think agent is trying to overload her.] Setting for insurance fraud of elderly, due to gap between money Medicaid will pay and need for supplemental insurance, outlined. [Victim Erma HUFFORD - describes experience.] [2nd unidentified insurance AGENT - discusses defrauding of elderly. Could have gone to jail for his actions.] Other hidden camera film shown. Details about insurance frauds given. Amt. defrauded from elderly stated.
REPORTER: Margaret Osmore

(Studio) Upcoming reports outlined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Osmer, Margaret;
Robinson, Max

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