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Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - NV: Welfare Reform

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

Nevada's CARE Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires hospitals to ask patients to designate a caregiver to help after discharge. (Renown Skilled Nursing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government says one in five elderly patients is back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, so Nevada health advocates are banking on a new law, the CARE Act, to make a dent in the problem. A 2013 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Medicare spend

A new proposed rule would restore the rights of consumers in Nevada and the nation to file class-action legal actions if corporations such as telecom companies engage in activities that rip off consumers just a little bit at a time. Credit: Mike Clifford

LAS VEGAS - A measure is pending that should mean better protection for Nevadans when they sign up for monthly contracts on necessities such as mobile phones. Matthew Sharp, a Reno trial lawyer with the Nevada Justice Association, says the good news in the proposed change from the Consumer Financi

PHOTO: The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada is feeding a lot more people after cuts to the program once known as Food Stamps started. Image courtesy of The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada is feeding a lot more people after cuts to the program once known as food stamps took hold in early November. Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Prgram, or SNAP, dropped by 5 percent. Leslee Rogers, public relations officer

RENO, Nev. - Nevada got some bad news last week. The state ranks fifth in the nation for food hardship in a Gallup survey of more than 177,000 Americans about their families' health, well-being and access to basic services. The findings confirm what the Food Bank of Northern Nevada sees every day, a

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevadans need to work 2.5 minimum-wage jobs to be able to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in the Silver State, according to a new study of housing affordability - or lack of it - by state. The Out of Reach 2010 report ranks Nevada just behind California as the worst two stat

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Governor Jim Gibbons called lawmakers into special session today and proposed at least 40 ways to cut the state's budget in order to reduce an estimated $887 million deficit. However, he is getting sharp criticism and plenty of messages from those who say he is trying to balance

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The next stop for the nation's health care debate is the Senate Finance Committee, and supporters of reform say President Obama's decision to act as 'myth-buster-in-chief' before a joint session of Congress Wednesday night helped their cause. Launce Rake, communications director

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