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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - ID: Senior

Cheyenne, WY – Reading a book cover-to-cover doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment, unless it's the dictionary. Studying the reference book is what some in the 50-plus set are doing as they get ready for "AARP The Magazine's National Spelling Bee," which is taking place this year in Che

Boise, ID – Doubled Medicare health insurance premiums have felt like a double punch in the gut to Idahoans over 65, who are seeing out-of-pocket medical costs rise too, along with food, utilities and gas. As Congress faces a tight deadline that could lead to another increase in Medicare premi

Cascade, ID – A smelly swamp near the town of Cascade has been turned into a community gem, thanks to students at the Cascade High School Advanced Research Lab. Fischer Pond had become a popular, albeit illegal, dumpsite over the years. Now, however, it is a fishing park for families and also

Boise, ID – Taking a dose of medicine takes a big bite out of Idahoans' budgets. A new report from AARP shows the prices for most commonly used, brand-name medications rose at two-and-a-half times the rate of inflation over the past year. Most of the dramatic price increases can be traced to 2

Boise, ID - For the first time, Idahoans can comparison shop for something almost 70 percent of Baby Boomers will need at some point: long-term care. AARP Idaho has investigated prices for nursing homes and assisted living centers around the state and found nursing home care averages about $200 a da

Boise, ID - Idahoans are being encouraged to give commands and make demands as part of a new campaign that calls for citizens to get busy, repairing the healthcare system and making lifetime financial security possible for working families. "Divided We Fail" is part of a national effort by AARP to g

Buy in bulk, and usually, things are cheaper. It's a business practice that 86% of Americans would like to see the U.S. adopt for the Medicare prescription program, according to a new AARP survey. Congress is looking at allowing bulk buys and negotiation for Medicare meds. Right now, the practice i

Boise, ID - Senior and consumer groups are trying to find out why thousands of Idaho seniors are missing out on medication that could cost as little as $2 through Medicare's "Part D" coverage. Lists of the "missing" have been sent to county clerks statewide, and Peggy Munson with AARP Idaho says her

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