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PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2019 


Democrats call for investigation of spa owner who allegedly offered access to President Trump. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Prolonged repercussions expected from the “Bomb Cyclone.” Plus, navigating the stumbling blocks to Medicaid expansion.

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Public News Service - TN: Health Issues

The health care that more than 12,000 Tennesseans depend on almost disappeared this summer because of an amendment tacked onto a congressional spending bill. The amendment would have canceled federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood health centers. The move failed. Mike Huffman with Planned

Kingsport, TN - It's a simple equation for a family in Kingsport. Get cut from TennCare, get sick and lose your home. And that's what is happening even with Medicare prescription coverage. The Morgan family is college-educated and worked full-time until illness hit. Greg Morgan has Lou Gehrig's Di

Highs in the 80s and sunshine for Memorial Day weekend means plenty of Tennesseans will be playing in the water. But, one-in-ten will be sorry they did because they'll get sick, according to new statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Nancy Stoner, with the Natural Resources Def

Chicken soup for the mother's soul is knowing that her family is healthy. Regular check-ups and preventive care is part of that prescription, but it's not possible for thousands of Tennessee moms because they don't have access to affordable health care coverage. Faith Moore in Nashville lost covera

Nashville, TN - A movie about Tennessee is showing this month all around the state, and it's not a feel good movie with a happy ending. It's a documentary about health care, and it follows folks who were suddenly dropped from TennCare coverage two years ago. Film producer Julie Winokur says the st

Nashville, TN - One million Tennesseans don't have it. Another million do have it, but can't afford to use it. That's the health insurance picture as “Cover the Uninsured Week” gets underway. And in testimony this month to the state House Budget Committee, the administration acknowledge

Tennessee taxpayers are losing out about 400 million dollars a year. It's not because they missed a deduction on their tax forms this week, it's because the Senate is refusing to let the Medicare prescription drug program negotiate with drug companies for better prices, according to Tennessee Citiz

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