PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

PA Healthcare: The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg?

February 6, 2009

Harrisburg, PA - A group working for publicly-funded, privately-provided health care believes abandoning the employer-based health care system in Pennsylvania would be one of the solutions to the state's economic troubles.

Health Care for All Pennsylvania predicts the Family and Business Health Care Security Act - also known as the "single payer" solution - would cover all Pennsylvania residents, save $15 billion over the current "multi-payer" system, and create over 100,000 medical delivery jobs, according to executive director Chuck Pennacchio.

"This legislation would be the greatest jobs creation program since the late 19th century when the steel industry took off like a rocket in Pennsylvania."

The plan has gained wide appeal and a has good chance of passage this year, says Pennacchio.

"We've been able to pick up Republican support, which makes us the only legislative campaign for universal health care that has been able to attract Republican support."

The plan would be funded using existing state and federal funds, along with a three-percent personal income tax and 10-percent business payroll tax. Supporters include labor, business, the governor, the Allegheny County Council, and the city councils in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Erie. While supporters say most Pennsylvanians would save money under the plan, opponents say it would create another large taxpayer-funded bureaucracy.

Glen Gardner, Public News Service - PA