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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Public News Service - NY: Health Issues

The U.S. Dept. of Labor wants to allow the sale of insurance plans that don't include the essential health benefits outlined in the Affordable Care Act. (paulbr75/Pixabayhospital)

NEW YORK -- The federal Department of Labor is proposing a rule that critics say would allow the sale of what some call "junk" health insurance. Published in the Federal Register last week, the rule would loosen restrictions on Association Health Plans, offered by professional groups or other asso

Significant amounts of PCBs remain in river sediments north of the Troy Dam, environmentalists say. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)<br />

NEW YORK – The Environmental Protection Agency has delayed a decision on whether General Electric has properly completed its cleanup of the Hudson River. The EPA sent a letter to GE on Tuesday, saying the agency needs more time to complete its review. GE had asked the EPA for a "certificat

Help enrolling or changing coverage is available online. (FirmBee/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Friday is the last day of open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for 2018, a deadline even those with insurance should heed. The open enrollment window was cut in half this year and the federal budget for advertising it was slashed by 90 percent. Bu

Medicaid cuts would endanger services on which people with disabilities rely to stay independent, advocates say. (CIDNY)

NEW YORK – A coalition of organizations is staging a day of action Wednesday to protest cuts to health care, social services and other programs under the Republican tax bills now making their way through Congress. The tax bills now in a House-Senate conference committee would slash taxes on

A new report says improving New York's sewage infrastructure will require $800 million per year for several years. (127071/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Reporting of sewage spills into New York waterways has improved, but a new report says substantial investment is needed to stem the flow. The analysis of Department of Environmental Conservation data says from May 2013 to last July, there were more than 10,500 sewage overflows

New York's poverty rate is still higher than it was in 2007, before the Great Recession. (Leroy_Skalstad/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Poverty in New York is declining, but a new report says it's still above pre-recession levels and threatened cuts would undermine the progress that has been made. The report, from the Coalition on Human Needs and Citizen Action of New York, shows that in 2016 the poverty rate

Reaching New York's clean energy goals will take about $30 billion a year in public and private investments, according to a new report. (josealbafotos/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – New York needs to dramatically increase public and private investments in clean energy to reach its renewable energy and carbon reduction goals, according to a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo want

Almost 685,000 New York children were enrolled in CHIP in 2016. (Semevent/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill to refinance the Children's Health Insurance Program, but the funding is still in doubt. Nationwide, 9 million children, including almost 685,000 in New York, get their health insurance through CHIP. Funding for the program

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