The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Saher Khan
Kentucky will become the first state in the U.S. to require an estimated 350,000 Medicaid recipients to work, get job training, volunteer or care for a family member in order to qualify for benefits. Gov. Matt Bevin, whose office estimates…
By PBS NewsHour
The sweeping tax bill passed by Congress on Wednesday extends beyond what you file with the IRS. It also affects American health care by repealing Obamacare's so-called individual mandate. John Yang learns more from Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News…
By PBS NewsHour
A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program’s subsidized individual health plans.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
By Daniel Bush
The GOP tax plan could have a big impact on health care policy, from repealing the individual mandate to triggering future cuts in health care spending.
Consumer groups are worried that the tax deduction for medical expenses could be killed by the Republican tax overhaul. How does the deduction work, and who would be affected if it gets scrapped? Lisa Desjardins talks to Cristina Martin Firvida…
The Republican tax plans include numerous provisions that have little to do with changing the tax code or cutting rates.
By Lisa Desjardins
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, touched on everything from taxes to health care to the possibility of a government shutdown to the president’s mental health at the Christian Science Monitor’s regular breakfast with newsmakers Thursday.
While you have dodged a health care bullet so far, the odds are you will need substantial health care in your later years.
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