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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 - NV: Health Issues

Coal-fired power plants like this one near Page, Ariz., are blamed for about a third of the nation's greenhouse-gas emissions. (ES3N/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is signing a proposal today to rescind the Clean Power Plan - a centerpiece of President Obama's effort to combat climate change. The plan would have forced coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions significantly and was a big part of the United States'

53,000 children in Nevada have gotten health insurance since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (dmarshall/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has now hit a historic high - for the percentage of children who have health insurance, according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that about 4,000 additional kids got insurance between 2015 and 2016

Cancer survivor Laura Packard speaks to reporters on Wednesday in Las Vegas.(Juan Ortega)

LAS VEGAS — Health care advocates in Nevada are speaking out against the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act that was unveiled on Wednesday, saying the block grants it proposes would force massive cuts in Medicaid. The Graham-Cassidy bill would cap what is currently an

Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans benefited from the Medicaid expansion, which could be cut under the GOP health plan. (goir/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Some Nevadans, concerned by Sen. Dean Heller's crucial swing vote to open debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, are planning a series of protests this week. The Nevada Workers Party held a "Hey Nevada, Get Contentious" vigil on the state Capitol steps Tuesday night, and the group

A new ad campaign out this week criticizes Medicaid cuts proposed under the current GOP health-care plan. (AARP)

LAS VEGAS - Senior advocates are blanketing the airwaves this week with a new ad blitz meant to convince Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to stick with his stated opposition to the Senate GOP health-care bill. Heller is one of 10 Republican senators to speak out against the bill, but Sen. Mitch McConnell,

A new fact sheet shows that as a group, Latinos benefited most from the Affordable Care Act, and possibly have the most to lose from Medicaid cuts in the American Health Care Act. (Octavio Lopez/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A new report predicts that 225,000 Nevada Latinos younger than age 65 could lose health coverage if the U.S. Senate's revised health-care repeal bill keeps the cuts passed by the House. According to analysts from Families USA and the National Council of La Raza, the rate of unin

New TV ads highlight possible premium increases for seniors under the proposed American Health Care Act. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- New television ads from AARP Nevada hit the airwaves Wednesday, targeting Sen. Dean Heller over what the group is calling an "age tax.” The ads ask voters to call on Heller to reject the Republican health care bill because it allows insurers to charge people aged 50-64 f

Depending on the hospital, seniors on Medicare may not get the lower Medicare rates if they're injured in an accident where someone else is at fault. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A hearing will be held this week for AB 183, a bill that would make sure seniors are charged lower Medicare rates by hospitals if they are injured in an accident in which someone else is at fault. Right now, some hospitals in Nevada charge patients for the full bill rathe

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