NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(NYC: Mike Jensen) Problem of elderly people who are denied their insurance benefits when they need nursing home care examined; details given of elderly Mandora Bilden's case; scenes shown. [Daughter Maxine HEGG - comments on case.] [Consumer advocate Robert HUNTER - says this practice on part of insurance companies is common.] NBC News producer Pat Lynch and Bill and Marion Stern shown posing as daughter and parents interested in buying insurance policy that covers nursing home care; IRS (Internal Revenue Service) quoted with regard to stmts. made by six agents (named). [Ins. ind. spokesperson Robert WALDRON, Arizona insurance commissioner Susan GALLINGER - comment on situation.]