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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) White House photo of President Obama signing the health care reform bill shown. [Senator John McCAIN - calls the bill a "pig."] "USA Today"/Gallup poll numbers on the people's view of the bill cited & analyzed by age group.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The question of whether seniors can lose access to doctors because of government cuts in Medicare payment examined; details given about the formula for the amount paid to physicians by Medicare, the cost to fix it & a new fix being considered by the Democrats. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - promises it will soon be in the bill.] [AMA Dr. Cecil WILSON - criticizes the cuts.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The primary care doctor shortage & the impact it could have on health care reform examined; details given about incentives in the bill. [Morehouse School of Medicine Dr. Nakato KIBUYAGA†- explains why medical students don't go into primary care: lack of prestige & compensation.] [American Academy of Primary Care Physicians Dr. Lori HEIM†- says we don't have enough doctors; notes now students are excited about primary care as a viable career choice.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom;
Gupta, Sanjay

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