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Medicare #535126

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration plans with regard to Medicare cuts noted. President Reagan's comments, made en route to California, reported.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(NYC) Reagan's proposals to Congress outlined. [REAGAN - comments.] Graphics shown. [American Association of Retired Persons spokesperson Cyril BRICKFIELD - comments.] [American Hospital Association Jack OWEN - comments.] Congress Democrats response noted. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - comments.] Congress Republicans' response cited.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Question of who will end up paying for Medicare cuts noted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Case of open-heart surgery patient William Hunter given as example [HUNTER - comments on need to cut national debt and on doing so by cutting Medicare.] Statement by Emory Univ. Hospitals with regard to effects of cuts on its operation outlined. [Emory Univ. Hospitals director West Daniel BARKER - comments.] Remarks of American Medical Association president-elect Dr. Harrison Rogers quoted. [ROGERS - comments.] [Patient Joe MORRISON - comments.]
REPORTER: David Hazinski

Hazinski, David;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Utley, Garrick

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