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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400House 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400Trump 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400The 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:46:00 -0400All 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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:03:00 -0400The 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.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:24:00 -0400The 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.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:36 -0400How 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.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400The 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.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:15:00 -0400The alternative minimum tax was passed to target the ultrawealthy, but today it is more likely to affect the upper middle class.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:59:00 -0400The 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.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:12:00 -0400The 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.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:14:22 -0400Our listeners who drive for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft share their stories about what it's like to work for these companies.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:30:00 -0500Our 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.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:25:00 -0500Two 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.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:39:00 -0500The House Republican health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.