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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - PA: Senior

Increased demand for uncompensated care could force some Pennsylvania hospitals to close, according to a new report about the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act. (Engin_Akyurt/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report outlines severe consequences for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The Trump administration wants a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that says the Obama administration's signature health-care law is unconstit

AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi joined state legislators in calling for passage of the Family Care Act. (PA Senate Republican Communications)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Advocates for seniors are urging state lawmakers to help more than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians who take care of family members. Family caregivers in the Keystone State provide 1.4 billion hours of unpaid assistance every year, valued at over $19 billion dollars. Proposed leg

Prices for brand-name drugs widely used by seniors rose 8.4 percent in 2017. (Pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Seniors from across Pennsylvania are rallying in Harrisburg today, telling legislators they need help coping with the soaring cost of prescription drugs. More than 200 AARP members plan to gather at the Statehouse with the message that they can't take it anymore. It's part of a na

Last year, more than 114,000 Pennsylvanians received free tax filing assistance from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. (sphere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – April 15 is coming up fast and there are a lot of changes in federal tax laws this year, but free help getting income-tax returns filed is available now. AARP has offered free, in-person tax assistance and preparation since 1968. Last year, more than 1,500 volunteers helpe

The new law makes an additional 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors eligible for PACENET benefits. (pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is helping more low-income seniors afford the prescription medications they need. In the final days of this year's legislative session, lawmakers unanimously approved House Bill 270, raising the maximum income limits of the PACENET program for the first time in

In Pennsylvania, there are now 76,000 grandparents caring for 84,000 grandchildren. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania has two new laws that will help keep children in kinship care and out of the foster care system. Due primarily to parental substance abuse, there are now 76,000 grandparents caring for some 84,000 children in the Keystone State. HB 1539, establishing temporary

Ninety-five percent of older Pennsylvania voters say protecting Social Security and Medicare are important issues affecting their votes. (pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Social Security, Medicare and health care are the most important issues determining how older Pennsylvanians will vote in this year's election, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted by AARP and Politico, found protecting the future of Social Security, Medicare and he

SB 780 would require insurance companies to cover telemedicine-provided health services. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the state legislative session coming to a close, advocates are still hoping a bill that would expand options for Pennsylvanians to get health care will get a final vote. Senate Bill 780 would require insurance companies to offer coverage for telemedicine services prov

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