PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Congress Working on Insuring More Colorado Kids

March 15, 2007

For 175,000 Colorado children, going to the doctor may not be an option. Their families don't have health coverage. This week, Congress is considering helping out with a bill that would expand CHP-plus in Colorado - which provides insurance to children in low-incoming families, most of them working families. Ralph Pollack with the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry says the business community is behind the expansion because many of them can't keep up with health insurance costs.

"You can look at it from an economic self interest point of view or look at it more broadly and say, 'This is just the right thing to do.' That's why the employer community is involved in this, because wherever they're coming from, whatever perspective, it makes sense."

Steven Summer with the Colorado Hospital Association believes this is a critical first step in making sure everyone has health insurance.

"Kids are the perfect place to start. People should have access to health care. And people who cannot afford it, we have to develop strategies to bring it to them."

Since the creation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program 10 years ago, it's provided health coverage for six million children nationwide. It's up for re-authorization this year.

Dondrea Warner/Deb Courson, Public News Service - CO