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A Closer Look (Rx for Seniors) #741928

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at prescription drugs & Medicare examined in light of the Congressional bill.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The Medicare drug plan examined; details given of the specifics & costs of the proposal & of a test program for private competition. [AARP Christopher HANSEN†- says people need help now.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - speaks out.] [Emory University Rollins School of Public health professor Kenneth THORPE†- says the cost of Medicare could rise with private competition.] [Boston University School of Public Health professor Alan SAGER†- cites drug company profits.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of prescription drugs noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Douglass, Linda

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