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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The GOP plan would fine insurance buyers who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days a year. The penalty? A 30 percent surcharge every month for 12 months.

New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:46:00 -0400

All three of the biggest U.S. airlines now offer no-frills, discounted fares called "basic economy." Now there's evidence that it's not any cheaper, but is a way to raise standard economy fares.

How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:03:00 -0400

The Affordable Care Act covers 8 million millennials through Medicaid expansion, insurance exchanges, and the ability to stay on a parent's plan until age 26. The GOP health bill limits some options.

Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed At Controlling Consumer Protection Agency

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:24:00 -0400

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in the executive branch, but the president doesn't control it, which he says is unconstitutional. Agency supporters say independence is its strength.

How The Tooth Fairy Helps Explain The Rising Cost Of Parenting

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:36 -0400

How much is a tooth worth to the tooth fairy and has that price changed over time? This is a silly question of course, but the answer is serious. It gives us a way to understand how the costs of parenting have changed over time.

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Average Americans?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates affects every day Americans. Their payments on home equity lines of credit will be going up, and mortgage rates will be rising.

In 2005, Trump Was Hit With A Tax That He Now Wants To Abolish

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:15:00 -0400

The alternative minimum tax was passed to target the ultrawealthy, but today it is more likely to affect the upper middle class.

Applying For College Aid Just Got Harder

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:59:00 -0400

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been temporarily disabled for security concerns. Without it, many at-risk students will have a harder time finishing their paperwork.

How Many Would Lose Health Coverage? It Depends On How You Define 'Insurance'

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:12:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office says millions of people would lose coverage under the proposed House bill. But the CBO's definition of insurance is more generous than what Republicans want.

The Call-In: Working For Ride-Hailing Companies

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:14:22 -0400

Our listeners who drive for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft share their stories about what it's like to work for these companies.

Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:30:00 -0500

Our roads, bridges, dams, transit systems and airports are in pretty poor shape. The nation's civil engineers are calling for a significant increase in the gas tax to pay for the needed upgrades.

Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:25:00 -0500

Two congressmen met with President Trump seeking support for a bill to expand the government's ability to negotiate drug prices. But it's not clear it would have much impact or will gain support.

Analysis: GOP Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:39:00 -0500

The House Republican health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.