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CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 17, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Phoenix: Chip Reid) The apparent move by President Obama to back away from a public government insurance option in his health care plan examined; details given about the reaction of liberal activists; scenes shown of protests about health reform. [Before Veterans of Foreign Wars, OBAMA - says veterans' benefits will not be taken away.] [In Colorado on Saturday, OBAMA - says the public option is just one sliver.] [Representative Anthony WEINER†- says a plan without a public option is worse.]

(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) How health insurance cooperatives would work presented; details given about a HHS-run public option & a co-op option managed by members in a not-for-profit approach. [WOMAN, Senators Charles SCHUMER, Charles GRASSLEY†- comment on health care issues.] [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services former director Mark McCLELLAN†- compares a public option to how Medicare works.] [George Mason University Dr. Peter KONGSTVED†- talks about co-op cost.] [Lower East Side Medical Dr. David ORES†- explains the drop in cost in a co-op.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Reid, Chip;
Cordes, Nancy

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