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PNS Daily News - July 25, 2017 


Another Obamacare repeal showdown expected in the Senate; the President’s son-in-law in the hot seat in the Russia probe; and a setback for federal immigration agents. We’re covering those stories and more on today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - NM: Consumer Issues

About 300,000 children in New Mexico rely on Medicaid for their health care. (NM Voices for Children)<br /><br /><br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – Senate GOP leaders won't return to Washington, D. C., until Monday to renew debate on the replacement for Obamacare. That hasn't stopped opponents of the proposed bill from protesting, in New Mexico and cities across the country, this week. In Albuquerque on Thursday, Bil

Conservationists say the budget proposal from President Donald Trump's Interior Secretary hurts the outdoor industry in New Mexico at the worst possible time. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended budget cuts that create unsavory conditions to public lands and parks in New Mexico, according to conservationists. It begins with an 80 percent reduction to the Land and Water Conservation Fund then goes on to cut $30 mil

A new report says Congress' attempt to ease regulations on the financial industry would have harmful side effects for the nation's military families. (U.S. PIRG Education Fund/Frontier Group)

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Financial CHOICE Act is being debated in the House of Representatives this week, aiming to ease restrictions on the financial industry put in place through the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. However, new research warns that the deregulation would hurt U.S. service members. According t

A new bill aims to undo the consumer protections installed by Dodd-Frank and could expose New Mexico families to risky financial services. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Critics of a bill approved Thursday by a House panel say it could subject families in New Mexico to a resurgence in predatory lending. The bill coming out of the House Financial Services Committee would repeal significant pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act. When housing and financial m

Worries are increasing for family health care advocates with the addition of a new amendment to the GOP health care proposal. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- President Trump and GOP members of Congress have a new twist in their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and family advocates are more concerned than ever about the effect it would have on New Mexicans. The "MacArthur Amendment," named for the New Jersey Republican who negotia

It can be hard to ensure that kids get the dental care they need when many states, including New Mexico, don't have enough dentists. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With all the debate surrounding medical care in the U.S., the topic of oral health isn't often part of the discussion - and in New Mexico, a setback in the Legislature means dental care needs for many will continue to go unmet. The Dental Therapy Bill, House Bill 264, passed t

It's going to be harder, but not impossible, for people to keep their online browsing history private now that Congress has voted to allow internet service providers to share and sell customers' information. (Creative Commons/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Congress passed a bill last week that removed protections the Federal Communications Commission had in place to restrict what internet service providers can do with customers' information. Senate Joint Resolution 34 is frustrating for consumer advocates, who see the law as an

Part of the burden of New Mexico's budget problems could fall to Medicaid patients unless solutions are agreed on in the State Legislature. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The state budget deficit has the New Mexico Human Services Department trying to implement new fees for people who rely on Medicaid for their health care. A sharp reduction in federal matching funds is the primary reason for the shortfall that's causing anxiety, both for heal

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