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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - OH: Health

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

If you're dealing with higher co-pays and deductibles for health coverage, you're not alone. According to a new report, high medical costs are a rising problem, even for people with health insurance. Report author Carol Pryor says a quarter of Americans with health coverage have trouble paying med

More than 1.3 million Ohioans don't have health insurance, and there's a new effort to put a human face behind that statistic, by collecting the stories of people living without health coverage. With the Governor's State of the State address coming up, Cathy Levine with Universal Health Care Actio

The U.S. Senate will soon vote on a plan that would allow Medicare to use its buying power to barter for lower drug prices, and a new survey commissioned by AARP finds more than 85 percent of Americans in favor of the plan. Currently, Medicare is legally barred from negotiating prescription prices,

Low-income Ohioans are having trouble getting medical care, and some are saying it's because of a new federal Medicaid law that requires proof of citizenship. Ohio instituted the new rule in late September. Mary Wachtel of Voices for Ohio's Children says many families don't have their children's bir

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