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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - CO: Health Issues

The U.S. House is set to vote on a new health care plan on Thursday, the seven-year anniversary of President Obama's signing the Affordable Care Act. (Pixabay)

DENVER – On Tuesday, the U.S. House presented new amendments hoping to shore up votes for its plan to replace the Affordable Care Act - but at least one major hurdle is unresolved. The nation's largest advocacy group for people 50 and over, representing 660,000 Coloradans and 38 million nation

Opposition to the GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is growing, after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the legislation would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage. (Tom Hilton/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – The struggle over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act isn't over. Health groups oppose the Republicans’ replacement plan, which according to Congressional Budget Office estimates would cause 24 million people to lose coverage. And on Wednesday, a coalition, including s

Playing a team sport can produce positive lifelong benefits for young people. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Children from low-income families are more likely to miss out on playing organized sports than their wealthier peers, and the impacts can be far reaching, according to a new report by The Colorado Trust. Shale Wong, a pediatrics professor at the University of Colorado School of Medi

Proposed cuts to Medicaid could impact nearly 130,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado who rely on the program. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the GOP-led Congress struggles to make good on promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaders of Colorado's community health centers say new bills introduced this week could be devastating - especially for centers in rural parts of the state already operating on slim ma

Elected officials from Western states are urging the U.S. Senate to keep BLM rules limiting natural-gas waste. (Pixabay)

DENVER - More than 60 local elected officials from four western states are calling on the U.S. Senate to defend the Bureau of Land Management's natural-gas waste rule adopted last year. The rule directing the oil and gas industry to capture gas lost through leaks, venting and flaring on public land

Colorado lawmakers may ban a practice, widely considered harmful to minors, that seeks to change a personís sexual orientation or suppress gender identity. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers will consider a bill this week that would prohibit mental-health professionals licensed in Colorado from conducting so-called "conversion" or "reparative" therapy, a practice aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or suppressing gender identity, with minors

Melissa Brenkert watched her sister suffer body-wracking seizures before dying of cancer and now advocates for broader access to Colorado's new medical aid-in-dying law. (Joe Mahoney for The Colorado Trust)

DENVER – When Colorado passed a new medical aid-in-dying law last November, two-thirds of voters agreed that people with terminal illnesses should have the legal option to take prescribed life-ending medicines. But for many Coloradans that option remains off the table, due to lack of coverag

Health-care advocates are protesting a move to repeal Colorado's health-insurance marketplace, which helps consumers navigate enrollment. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Groups are gathering on the steps of the state Capitol today to protest efforts by some lawmakers to repeal Connect for Health Colorado, the state's health-insurance marketplace. Adam Fox, the director of strategic engagement of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative says the move

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