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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - CA: Health Issues

President Donald Trump's executive order proposes new health-insurance products that won't go into effect until the relevant agencies develop new rules. (Goir/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Some California groups are predicting that President Trump's new executive order on health care could undermine health-insurance markets and lead to higher premiums for many people. The order, issued Thursday, directs federal agencies to loosen regulations, to allow small

Senate Bill 649 would lead to a proliferation of cellular equipment such as this across the state. (Kevin Mottus/California Brain Tumor Association)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill that would lead to the proliferation of refrigerator-sized 5G cell tower boxes across the state is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk - and health advocates are pressing for a veto. SB 649 would allow telecom companies to install 5G and other wireless cell equipment o

Mobile health units from California are serving 50 to 80 hurricane survivors per day in Texas this week. (Clinica Sierra Vista)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff - at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end of the month. Clinica S

Workers in Moreno Valley rallied Wednesday in favor of a bill that would mandate minimum staffing levels at dialysis clinics. (SEIU)

LOS ANGELES – Dialysis centers up and down the state are drawing protests this week from patients and health-care workers who support a bill to require clinics to improve patient care. Senate Bill 349 would mandate higher staffing levels and annual state inspections of dialysis clinics. Se

The community health center model started in 1965 and now serves 27 million patients per year. (NACHC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – If Congress doesn't act by September 30 - the nation's nearly 1,300 community health centers will lose 70 percent of their funding. This issue will be front and center for thousands of patients, providers and advocates at the annual Community Health Institute and Expo, wh

A 2011 UC Berkeley study of mothers and children in Salinas linked chlorpyrifos exposure to lower IQ scores and developmental delays. (Wasan Gredpree/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California regulators have moved one step closer to placing big restrictions on the use of a pesticide that President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency refused to ban earlier this year. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation just released an updated dr

Consumer groups say instability in the health-care arena is largely responsible for increased insurance premiums proposed for 2018. (Goir/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The 1.4 million Californians who buy health insurance through the state exchange could see a rate increase of 12.5 percent next year if state regulators approve a proposal released Tuesday by Covered California. The agency also announced that Anthem is pulling out of 16 regions

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PETALUMA, Calif. — As Congress struggles to make the health care system more cost-effective, local Community Health Centers are already doing their part, with a focus on prevention instead of treatment of illness. Studies show that close to half of people's health status is directly related

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