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A Users Guide to Health Care (Public Option) #956554

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 10, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The contentious issue of the public option in health care reform introduced.

(Wellington, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The need, the options and the solution to the high cost of insurance in one small business owner’s view featured. [Small business owner Marcia WAGSHOL†- cites the cost of her insurance.] [Wagshol’s FRIEND – supports the public option.]

(Nashville, Tennessee: Mark Strassmann) The failure of Tennessee’s TennCare public option featured. [Recipient Tangela HENDERSON‡- comments.] [United Neighborhood Health Services CEO Mary BUFWACK†- says TennCare’s lesson is control costs...] [State Representative Phil ROE†- says the government-backed plan couldn’t pay for what it promised.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Census Bureau statistics on the uninsured cited.

(New York: Anthony Mason) The role of insurance companies in health care reform examined; profits for the health insurance and drug industries cited; details given of opposition to the public option from insurance companies. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator Harry REID – criticize the insurance industry.] [George Mason University Dr. Peter KONGSTVEDT†- says the insurance companies are not the major drivers of cost inflation.] [President OBAMA – comments.] [America’s Health Insurance Plans CEO Karen IGNAGNI†- explains the plan from insurers.]

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Strassmann, Mark;
Mason, Anthony
Duration:
00:05:50

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