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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - AZ: Health Issues

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PHOENIX – The fight to save the Affordable Care Act is far from over, according to those who are part of a bus tour making a stop in Phoenix today and Tucson tomorrow. "Drive For Our Lives" is part of an 18-city nationwide tour that started last weekend with a day of action known as "Our Liv

Protests to save the Affordable Care Act, such as this one in January, will continue this Saturday in more than 100 cities across the United States. (Save My Care)

PHOENIX - Even as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cast the crucial 50th vote to open debate on the GOP health plan, groups in Arizona continued their own plans for big pro-Affordable Care Act rallies in Tucson tonight and in Tucson, Flagstaff and Phoenix on Saturday. The events are part of a nationwide

The 44th Annual Rural Health Conference begins today in Flagstaff, tackling the question of how health reform could affect small towns. (MachineHeadz/iStockphoto)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the Senate prepares to vote today on whether to proceed with health-care reform, experts at a conference on rural health in Flagstaff that starts today are warning that the proposed cuts to Medicaid would be a disaster for small-town Arizona. The Congressional Budget Of

Experts say services to help the elderly stay in their homes would likely be cut if the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed without a replacement. (AARP)

PHOENIX -- Repealing Obamacare without a replacement would be a disaster for Arizona families and the health care system according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The report showed that either a total repeal or a revival of the Republican health care bill would put

Ragweed pollen and high ozone levels linked to climate change are getting worse, according to a new report. (R. A. Nonenmacher)

PHOENIX -- Are your allergies acting up this summer? A new report says almost 70 percent of Arizonans live in counties plagued by a double whammy of high ragweed pollen count and excessive ozone days - the 7th worst in the nation for these issues. Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Cou

Experts say young children often don't realize they have a vision problem, so screenings are key.(Slowfoot/Morguefile)

PHOENIX - Only about one in four Arizona children younger than age 6 gets regular vision screenings, according to the Children's National Health Survey, but parents could take the initiative to change that this summer. A vision checkup can be part of a child's annual wellness exam, and studies have

Eighty percent of Medicaid recipients in the AHCCCS program are employed but do not receive health insurance through their jobs. (headz/iStock)

PHOENIX – If the American Health Care Act passes, and the Medicaid expansion is wiped out, not only would 400,000 Arizonans lose health insurance - another 62,000 would lose their jobs. Those startling statistics from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and ASU are the subject of

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced his support for the Paris climate accords, earning praise from conservation groups.(Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump nears a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is speaking out in favor of staying in. McCain made the comments while visiting Australia, which has seen a massive coral die-off in the Great Barrier Reef

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