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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.


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California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Governor "On Tour" to Help Parents Squeezed Out of Health Care

June 13, 2007



Columbus, OH - Governor Strickland has been checking in at Ohio health centers this week to check up on healthcare for working families. He sees too many working parents being squeezed out of the system, and is calling on state lawmakers to restore Medicaid eligibility to all parents under the poverty line. Raven Loaiza of Sidney is a mother of five who spoke to the Governor during his visit. She has a full-time job, but cannot afford private health care and makes just a little too much to get Medicaid coverage. Her health plan? Don't get sick.

"Just hope for the best, I guess. Just hope you don't get sick because it either means going to the E.R. or getting supper for your kids this week. It's just frustrating, because I work full-time so I make too much money, so I don't qualify -- but if I didn't have a job, then I would qualify. Kind-of like a Catch-22 -- I'm darned if I do, darned if I don't."

In Ohio, Medicaid eligibility is currently limited to parents at 90 percent of poverty level and lower. The proposed change to the state budget would provide coverage to an estimated 25,000 Ohio parents.

Rob Ferrett/Eric Mack, Public News Service - OH