Newsletter

  • Health Insurance Premiums Stabilizing

    Stateline reports that insurance plans sold through the federal marketplaces are seeing much smaller price increases compared to last year. “Despite Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable...

  • Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks at the White House in Washington

    Is This an Economic Boom or Just a Blip?

    Most mainstream economists think the booming GDP growth recorded in the fourth quarter will ease toward the end of the year, but President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says...

  • Surprise Medical Bills Even for Patients with Insurance

    Patients with comprehensive health insurance are still getting hit with unforeseen and often substantial out-of-network bills, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. KKF analyzed...

  • Happy Birthday, Social Security!

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law 83 years ago today, August 14, 1935. Here are some key facts about the program, courtesy of the Center on Budget and Policy...

  • How the Tax Cuts Could Raise Wages – and Why They Might Not

    Wages don’t seem to be rising in the wake of the corporate tax cuts that went into effect this year, and many critics of the GOP tax overhaul say there’s little reason to think they will. But the...

  • Quote of the Day: When Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves

    “You … often hear the claim that a lot of tax cuts will ‘pay for themselves,’ that they’ll cause so much additional economic activity that the revenue feedback from that activity will fully offset...

  • Starting in June, the newly unemployed aren't eligible to get a federal subsidy for health care, while the proposal to extend subsidies to those laid off through the end of the year is languishing in Congress.

    States Push Back Against Short-Term Health Care Plans

    The Trump administration is promoting short-term health care plans as a cheaper alternative to Obamacare, but some state regulators are pushing back against the expanded use of the plans, which...