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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 28, 2004
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) The controversy over the immigration plan from President Bush's administration that calls for federal aid to hospitals treating immigrants while reporting the patient's legal/illegal status examined; scenes shown from an Los Angeles hospital. [Los Angeles emergency room physician Dr. Brian JOHNSTON†- says the immigrants will be scared away.] [Center for Medicine & Medicaid Services Dr. Mark McCLELLAN†- defends the program to help immigrants.] [Illegal IMMIGRANT - {thru translator} says she would be afraid to go to the hospital.] [Representative Dana ROHRABACHER - questions the hospital policy.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Bowen, Jerry

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