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CBS News in Focus (The American Spirit) #851438

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Tampa: Wyatt Andrews) One woman's alternative to nursing homes for low-income older Americans featured; scenes shown from a public housing complex for seniors in downtown Tampa; details given of the nursing home entitlement for Medicaid and of the plan to let the seniors have assisted living at home. [Senior Wilma HIGH - comments on the need for extra care, but not a nursing home.] [Conchie BREITOS‡- says nursing homes have become a dumping yard for senior and disabled adults.] [Former Medicaid chief Mark McCLELLAN - says this is an example of how the bureaucracy can be changed.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) One of next week's American Spirit stories previewed.

Couric, Katie;
Andrews, Wyatt

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