ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's announcement of plans to freeze Medicare rates noted. Need for Congress approval mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Details of proposed plan given. Reagan's comments before leaving for California noted. [REAGAN - comments.] Projected savings for domestic budget and effect on budget deficit described; graphics shown. Reaction cited. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - comments.] [Senator David DURENBERGER - comments.]
REPORTER: Rita Flynn
(DC) Report on reaction to administration plan. Senior citizens' reactions noted. [MAN - comments.] Reliance of elderly on Medicare cited. [Older PEOPLE - comment.] [Dr. Rashi FEIN - comments.] Fein noted to be economist at Harvard University [Dr. James WEBSTER - comments.] [Webster patient Lester REINWALD - comments.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten