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CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 06, 2009
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(White House: Kimberly Dozier) President Obama's meeting with members of Congress to push for his health care reform plan reviewed; scenes shown from Capitol Hill; details given about the four Democrats who are opposed to the Senate bill because of the public option & the issue of abortion in the bill. [Senators John McCAIN, Harry REID, Mitch McCONNELL - offer views on the bill.

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The projected cuts in Medicare spending noted.

(New York: Seth Doane) The possibility of cuts in Medicare home health care services examined; details given of one elderly man's plight, [80-year-old Michael CORDOVANA‡- cites the importance of his home health aides.] [American Insts. for Research health policy researcher Marilyn MOON, Home Care Assn. of New York state president Joanne CUNNINGHAM†- hope this benefit will not be cut.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Doane, Seth

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