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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - OH: Health

Columbus, OH – More than two million Ohio workers would gain paid sick days under Ohio's proposed "Healthy Families Act," according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio. The act would require most employers in the state to provide at least seven paid sick days a year for full-time workers

Columbus, OH – The American Cancer Society is kicking off a campaign to ensure all Americans are able to receive quality health coverage, by focusing its outreach budget on those who don't have health insurance. Tracy Sabetta with the group's Ohio office says cancer research has led to great i

Columbus, OH – Big decisions are expected on health coverage for Ohio's children and for those receiving Medicare coverage. Luke Russell with AARP in Ohio says one proposal, already passed by the U.S. House, would reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), a fede

In a rare move, a group of state lawmakers are going on the road for field hearings on health care. Starting Monday, Senate and House committees are meeting with Ohioans around the state to get their input on fixing the state's health care system. Representative Jim Raussen of Springdale will be at

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 pov

This Mother's Day, health advocates say health care for kids is the best gift a mom could ask for. Sandy Erb-Wilson with Children's Defense Fund-Ohio says the "All Healthy Children Act" currently before Congress would be a gift that "keeps on giving" for the parents of Ohio's 250,000 uninsured kids

Columbus, OH - The Ohio House released its budget plan late Thursday, and health advocates say something's missing. Gone is a feature in Gov. Strickland's budget restoring Medicaid coverage to all parents under the poverty line, affecting about 25,000 people who lost eligibility in 2005. Cathy Le

Health coverage is expected to be a hot topic in a House budget hearing today at the State Capitol, with a number of uninsured Ohioans gathering to share their stories with lawmakers. Col Owens with the Ohio Family Coverage Coalition says there are over a million uninsured adults in Ohio, and that

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