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    PNS Daily News - July 29, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist accused of illegally killing a protected lion named Cecil during a big game hunt in Zimbabwe; and a bipartisan deal in the Senate will likely extend funding for a program supporters say is critical for protecting America public lands; and we report on Generation Z’s impact on the workplace.

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PHOTO: As Medicaid, the government health care program, turns 50 this week Kentucky's enrollment has swelled to nearly a million people. A leading health care advocate says seeking preventive care is a key message. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Medicaid turns 50 Thursday, and in Kentucky, with expansion under the Affordable Care Act, enrollment has swelled to 947,100 Kentuckians. Asked what she would write in an anniversary card to Medicaid, healthcare advocate Sheila Schuster said "congratulations, keep on going." She s ...Read More

PHOTO: Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and a number of events to celebrate the milestone is planned across Iowa this weekend. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees that they have the same opportunities as everyone else. Photo credit: Jason Doiy.

DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a major milestone as the landmark civil rights law that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was spearheaded by former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and sign ...Read More

PHOTO: A new law is on the books to help Arkansas caregivers and recent hospital patients ease transitions from medical facility care to home care. Photo credit: Susan Chiang/iStock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A new law is on the books to help Arkansas caregivers and recent hospital patients ease transitions from medical facility care to home care. The Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act (Act 1013) allows patients to officially designate a caregiver who will then be included and briefed ...Read More

PHOTO: Wisconsinites 50 and over are invited to register now for the Wisconsin Senior Olympics, which will feature more than 20 events designed for camaraderie and socializing as well as for fitness and competition. Photo credit: AARP/iStock

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Senior Olympics run from mid-August through mid-September, but the time to register is now, according to Mariann Muzzi outreach director for AARP-Wisconsin. There are 22 events in various age brackets, with traditional sports such as archery, badminton, cycling ...Read More

PHOTO: Medicaid, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, provides health coverage to more than half a million low income seniors, children, and people with disabilities in New Mexico, a new report concludes. Photo credit: medicaid.gov

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report shows how many people in New Mexico benefit from Medicaid as the program's 50th anniversary on July 30 draws near. Judy Solomon, vice president of health policy with the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says Medicaid provides health coverage for 576, ...Read More

PHOTO: The AARP Fraud Watch Network says investing without checking up on the reputation of your broker or financial adviser is a gamble. And yet, a survey of Connecticut investors reveals few have taken that step. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile.com.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's good news that the majority of adults living in Connecticut are making financial investments. But a new survey finds most don't bother to check out their financial adviser before handing over their cash. Erica Michalowski, community outreach director for AARP Connecticut, sa ...Read More

Photo: Caregivers are needed to help many family members across South Dakota with daily tasks. Photo by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Family caregiving for relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling or serious health problems so they can remain in their home is nearly universal today. A new report, "Valuing the Invaluable," gives some hard numbers on that care. Taking care of our loved ones is a proud ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP's Public Policy Institute estimates the national value of unpaid family care for loved ones rivals the $469 billion annual sales of the four major tech companies combined. Photo credit: Chris Kirzeder/Alzheimer's Association.

SEATTLE - Nearly 20 percent of people over age 25 juggle jobs while they provide care for a family member who is older or has a disability. AARP's new report on family caregiving outlines caregivers' health and career challenges. It says more than half of caregivers surveyed feel "overwhelmed" by ...Read More

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