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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - OH: Senior

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

Columbus, OH - Many grandparents will be treated to cards, flowers, and family dinners this Grandparents Day, and children's advocates say they deserve the extra recognition, especially the more than 80,000 Ohio grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Barbara Turpin, with t

Columbus, OH - Organizers of a national campaign today say they have the "prescription" for lower drug costs for Medicare patients. A bill before the U.S. Senate would allow Medicare to bargain with drug companies for better prescription prices, something it's currently barred by law from doing.

It may be springtime, but Ohio may still have a "freeze" in the forecast. A proposed state law would let Ohioans put a security freeze on their credit reports to help protect themselves from identity theft. Adam Goldberg with AARP says credit fraud costs consumers tens of millions of dollars each

Many seniors could stay out of expensive nursing homes with just a little help, and a proposed state law would make it easier for them to live at home. Senate Bill 5 would expand the state's "Passport" program, which uses Medicaid funds to provide home care and living assistance to seniors. The b

Columbus, OH - A vast majority of Americans underestimate the costs of long-term care, and about half of Ohioans mistakenly think Medicare will cover the costs. Those are the results of a new AARP poll, and Kathy Keller of AARP Ohio says the holidays should be a good time for facilitating that all-i

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