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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - WI: Senior Issues

AARP opposes a bill that would allow insurance companies to charge older workers much higher premiums. (monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Under the new Republican healthcare plan, insurance companies would be allowed to charge older workers much more than younger workers, a move that AARP Wisconsin calls an "age tax." This provision in the GOP proposal comes from legislation, House Resolution 708, that AARP cha

Government agencies and private companies are taking steps to combat tax identity theft. (DaLiu/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – One of the most jarring ways to discover you've become a victim of identity theft is when you attempt to file your annual tax return and discover that someone else has already filed a return using your name and information. For the scammer, it means quick cash, but for the vict

The AARP Fountation's Tax-Aide Program offers free help in filling out tax forms. (ayo888/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Each year, tens of thousands of Wisconsin senior citizens take advantage of the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program, which offers free assistance to those who may not be able to afford the services of a professional tax preparer. The program is targeted to the needs of retired

Flu season can bring misery, but there are commonsense ways to avoid it and to keep it from spreading. (monkeybusinessimages/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Although flu season probably won't peak in Wisconsin until mid-February, it's already got a strong foothold, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Most of the cases so far are in the southern part of the state, with the Fox Cities and western Wisconsin not

A consumer expert says it's best to keep the debit card in your wallet during the holiday season. (Daisy-Daisy/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. — During the holiday season, it pays to be vigilant in avoiding scams that can put a damper on your celebration and a hole in your wallet. When people are in a generous mood, fraudsters will prey on those who don't keep abreast of the latest scams. One popular holiday gift is t

AARP is hoping the candidates will give specifics at tonight's debate about their plans regarding Social Security. (Mark Scheerer)

MADISON, Wis. - So far, the presidential debates have provided jabs and accusations but haven't held a lot of substance on many issues important to average Americans. Lisa Lamkins, fideral issues director for AARP Wisconsin, says Social Security is of critical importance, and Americans are waiting t

AARP Wisconsin is concerned that any cuts to Social Security benefits would have a negative impact on Wisconsinites. (Peterfactors/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin is a battleground state in the presidential election, and House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a Republican challenger in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. AARP says the candidates aren't saying enough about what they'd do to ensure a secure future for Social Security. About

A UW-Health study shows that upwards of 25 percent of all sleep apnea patients cannot tolerate CPAP therapy because they can't stand wearing a mask all night. (Yelena Rodriquez/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep-related breathing disorders and affects about 7 percent of the U.S. adult population. But it is a very treatable problem, commonly with CPAP therapy. Claudia Korcarz, who manages the University of Wisconsin Atherosclerosis Imaging

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