How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck & 12 more stories

How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck, by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, published 2019-08-22T15:00:00Z

Top Story: For a portion of this calendar week, President Donald Trump considered cutting payroll taxes. “I’ve been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time,” he told reporters on Tuesday, and then he turned around on Wednesday and told the same reporters “I’m not l…

For a portion of this calendar week, President Donald Trump considered cutting payroll taxes. Ive been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time, he told reporters on Tuesday, and then he turned around on Wednesday and told the same reporters Im not lookin… [+1706 chars] [read the full story]

Kamala Says She’s Uncomfortable with Bernie’s Health-Care Plan Two Years After Cosponsoring It

By Sam.Brodey@thedailybeast.com (Sam Brodey), 2019-08-19T16:05:09Z

Overview: Chip Somodevilla/GettyAt a fundraiser in the Hamptons this weekend, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) told wealthy donors she has “not been comfortable” with the Medicare-for-All proposal pushed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of her leading rivals in the prima…

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At a fundraiser in the Hamptons this weekend, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) told wealthy donors she has not been comfortable with the Medicare-for-All proposal pushed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of her leading rivals in the prima… [+3559 chars] [read the full story]

US health insurtechs had a strong first half of 2019 — but the Medicare Advantage market could present future hurdles

Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-08-20T14:38:00Z

Overview: This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Over the past few years, several hot insurance startups have risen t…

Over the past few years, several hot insurance startups have risen to capitalize on the creation of the Affordable Care Act individual exchange market and, more recently, the Medicare Advantage (MA) market.
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Why the AMA is helping to launch a new insurer for seniors

Ruth Reader, 2019-08-22T07:00:14Z

Overview: Zing Health, which will debut next year in Chicago, could be good for patients, doctors—and the American Medical Association’s staid image. As a bunch of tech startups get massive funding to reshape the future of healthcare, the American Medical Association i…

As a bunch of tech startups get massive funding to reshape the future of healthcare, the American Medical Association is not sitting idly by. Instead, it’s investing in and building up companies that align with its agenda. The latest is Zing Health, a new ins… [+5238 chars] [read the full story]

Oscar Health is pushing into six new states and 12 markets to sell insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act

Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-08-23T14:35:00Z

Overview: This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Hot insurtech Oscar Health is pushing into six new states and 12 mar…

Hot insurtech Oscar Health is pushing into six new states and 12 markets — including Philadelphia and Kansas City — in 2020 to sell individual and family insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), per Forbes. The expansion will balloon Oscar’s cover… [+4722 chars] [read the full story]

Romney says climate change happening, humans contribute

MORGAN SMITH, 2019-08-19T19:47:26Z

Overview: U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor. During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare amon…

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor.
During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the … [+2401 chars] [read the full story]

Trump ping pongs on payroll tax cuts and now claims the White House isn’t considering them, a day after he said they were on the table

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-08-21T18:41:50Z

Overview: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he isn’t considering payroll tax cuts to juice the economy with extra consumer cash, only a day after he said they were on the table. “I’m not looking at a tax cut now,” Trump said. “We don’t need it. We have a strong …

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he isn’t considering payroll tax cuts to juice the economy with extra consumer cash, only a day after he said they were on the table.
Trump told reporters at the White House that cutting payroll taxes wasn’t necessa… [+1404 chars] [read the full story]

Trump tells Republicans he may begin cutting social security and Medicare if he wins in 2020

Chris Riotta, 2019-08-23T16:24:57Z

Overview: Republicans on Capitol Hill say Donald Trump may be willing to cut Social Security and Medicare if he wins in 2020, reportedly describing the potential move as a “second-term project”.Several senators told the New York Times in a report published this week th…

Republicans on Capitol Hill say Donald Trump may be willing to cut Social Security and Medicare if he wins in 2020, reportedly describing the potential move as a second-term project.
Several senators told the New York Times in a report published this week th… [+2203 chars] [read the full story]

Stories About Mistreatment In Hospice Care Are A Cry For Government To Act

Jonathan Cohn, 2019-08-18T12:00:13Z

Overview: Some providers are terrific, some are terrible. And regulators haven’t kept up.

Losing a parent feels insurmountable at any age. Our series helps you face it from the practical logistics to the existential questions about death and dying today.
A federal watchdog in July released a report on hospice care that was based on five years of … [+8530 chars] [read the full story]

Fact check: Did Bernie just backtrack on Medicare for All?

Holly Otterbein, 2019-08-22T23:14:12Z

Overview: Critics pounced on a tweak Sanders made this week to his signature plan, but they’re being misleading.

Changes to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ health care plan have led to accusations of softening his stance. | Joshua Lott/Getty Images
Speaking to labor officials in Iowa this week, Bernie Sanders unveiled a new twist to his Medicare for All plan. His centrist Democra… [+6340 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren’s criminal justice plan would gut 1994 crime bill

Gregory Krieg, CNN, 2019-08-20T13:11:34Z

Overview: Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday outlined a stem-to-stern criminal justice overhaul that would abolish the death penalty and end cash bail, while unwinding most of the 1994 crime bill and investing heavily in diversion programs.

(CNN)Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday outlined a stem-to-stern criminal justice overhaul that would abolish the death penalty and end cash bail, while unwinding most of the 1994 crime bill and investing heavily in diversion programs.
The Democratic president… [+5240 chars] [read the full story]

Joe Biden inspires no one – not even his own wife

Bhaskar Sunkara, 2019-08-23T07:00:06Z

Overview: Can we stop pretending that Joe Biden is the inevitable 2020 candidate?‘Joe Biden is Hillary Clinton 2.0.’ Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/APMuch like Hillary Clinton in 2016, Joe Biden’s Democratic primary campaign has thus far cloaked itself in an aura of in…

Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP
Much like Hillary Clinton in 2016, Joe Bidens Democratic primary campaign has thus far cloaked itself in an aura of inevitability. You might not like Joe Biden. He might say racist or sexist stuff from time to time. His gaff… [+4671 chars] [read the full story]