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Health Care Reform / Obama Plan / Passage #968752

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 22, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The passage of the health care reform bill noted; scenes shown of the bill being delivered to the White House.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The long, tumultuous fight over health care reviewed; scenes shown from the House vote, a protest outside the Capitol, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House leaders walking among the throngs, debates on the House floor; details given of President Obama’s agreement on abortion. [Last night, PELOSI – says the bill is passed.] [OBAMA – says we proved that the government still works for the people.] [Yesterday, Representative Bart STUPAK†- says we have an agreement.] [Representative John BOEHNER†- rails against the process.] [Representative John LEWIS†- yells give health care a chance.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The next steps for the bill examined; details given about the reconciliation process.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The key provisions of the plan outlined; details given about changes involving insurance for children, Medicaid, the wealthy, businesses and seniors. [Harvard University professor Amitabh CHANDRA†- explains how requiring insurance will reduce premiums.] [Kaiser Family Foundation Diane ROWLAND†- says this effort builds on the fact that the status quo is unsustainable.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: Robert Bazell) The impact of this bill on everyday health care practice featured; scenes shown from Ohio State University Medical Center. [Nurse Loletta BURTON‡- talks about hospital stays for new mothers.] [Hospital CEO Dr. Steven GABBE††- says it’s going to be different and better.] [Patient’s mother Karen CAPEHEART‡- worries about her son’s medication.] [Patient Maurice BURTON‡- reacts to being on his mother’s insurance.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The nasty protest over health care featured; scenes shown of the demonstration outside the Capitol, Representative Randy Neugebauer†† shouting “baby killer” at Stupak in the House, Republican Congressmembers with flags and signs encouraging the protestors; details given of vindictiveness directed at Representatives Barney Frank, Emanuel Cleaver†† and Lewis, political threats against Democrats and an assassination threat against Obama on Twitter. [Representatives James CLYBURN†, Elijah CUMMINGS†- comment on the malicious acts.] [“Newsweek” Howard FINEMAN†- says he could hear protestors shouting “kill the bill” while they were voting inside.] [Radio host Rush LIMBAUGH – says we need to wipe them out.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Guthrie, Savannah;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Costello, Tom;
Bazell, Robert;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:12:40

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