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Health Care Reform / Obama #942760

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The rhetoric in the health care reform debate introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) President Obama's message on health care reform reviewed; scenes shown from a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to sell health care to Americans with insurance & of raucous town hall meetings held by Congress members. [OBAMA - speaks about the wild misrepresentations like "death panels"; states the intention was to give people more information about end of life care.] Obama's misstatements about AARP & the cost noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Fact Check story introduced.

(Towson, Maryland: David Wright) A look at whether people would be able to keep their health care plans presented; details given of facts about tax breaks for businesses; scenes shown of people speaking out. [Kaiser Family Foundation Drew ALTMAN†- says this expands private insurance options.] [At town hall meeting where he was shouted down, Senator Ben CARDIN†- says keeping private insurance is a goal.] [Plan OPPONENT - cites page 16.] What page 16 actually says quoted. [OBAMA - says you can keep your insurance plan.] [ Brooks JACKSON†- says the federal plan will be cheaper.]

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Wright, David

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