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Health Care Reform / RAM Clinics / Obama / Hospice Care #952538

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The crowds at the free health care clinic in Inglewood, California, shown.

(Inglewood, California: Bill Whitaker) The free clinics run by Remote Area Medical {RAM}, which was established to bring medicine to the Third World, at the Los Angeles Forum featured; scenes shown of the underinsured patients. [Patient Larry DURST††, mothers Kenya SMITH††, Anna GARCIA††, Sutina GREEN††- comment.] [RAM founder Stan BROCK†, volunteer Dr. Natalie NEVINS†- comment on the need here in the US because people can’t afford health care.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The efforts by both sides in the health care debate to get out their message featured; scenes shown of people yelling at Representative Anthony Weiner†’s town hall meeting in New York; “USA Today”/Gallup poll results on town hall protests cited; details given of the White House e-mail campaign to dispel rumors about the bill; ad supporting reform shown. [WEINER - explains why he wanted to bar the media.] [To CBS correspondent Bill Plante, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says we’ve pushed back because of the misconceptions.] [Former House Speaker Newt GINGRICH†- comments on Democrats’ constituents.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Paterson, New Jersey: Kelly Cobiella) The contentious issue of end-of-life counseling examined; statistics on Medicare spending cited. [Cancer patient Mulven‡ EDWARDS – says the doctors can’t do anything else.] [Wife Thelma EDWARDS†- comments on preparing for Mulven’s death.] [Urban Institute Dr. Robert BERENSON†- says patients often get more care than they want.] [Englewood Hospital Dr. Carmine GIANATIEMPO†- notes the subject of counseling is usually brought up too late.]

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Whitaker, Bill;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Cobiella, Kelly
Duration:
00:08:20

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