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Yes, It’s Possible to Get Paid for Family Caregiving

Caregiving is a burden under normal circumstances—and for many families, the pandemic has only made things more difficult. A recent AARP study found that almost one in five Americans provide unpaid care for another adult. The same percentage reported high levels of financial strain from caregiving, and it’s easy to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Warn Your Parents: Medicare Open-Enrollment Scams Are Coming

Open enrollment season is here, the time of year when just about everyone can make changes to their health care coverage without the restrictions you’d face the rest of the year. And while you may feel confident about the process for making changes to your own healthcare, do you know who is particularly at risk […]

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How Elizabeth Warren Plans to Pay for Medicare for All

A big topic on our many Democratic presidential debate stages this summer has been health care reform. Several candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have been pushing for Medicare for All, through which the government would provide our health coverage.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Would Medicare for All Cost You?

Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night’s fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care may have resulted in more questions than answers. A lot of the…Read more… Continue […]

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What Would Medicare for All Cost You?

Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night’s fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care may have resulted in more questions than answers. A lot of the…Read more… Continue […]

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How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck

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 looking at a tax cut now,” he said. “We don’t need it. […]

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How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck

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 looking at a tax cut now,” he said. “We don’t need it. […]

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Find Out if Your Hospital Has a High Rate of Infection

In an effort to encourage hospitals to provide better care, the federal government penalizes those institutions that have had the highest rates of infections, readmissions and patient injuries. Under the Affordable Care Act, the government reduces Medicare payments to these hospitals by as much as 3 percent per…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Only Guide to ‘Medicare for All’ That You Will Ever Need

Healthcare has claimed its prime spot in the great zodiac of policy issues in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. As it should: Tens of thousands of Americans die a year from lack of health insurance, and in total, nearly half of American adults under 65 are either uninsured or underinsured, meaning they have…Read more… Continue […]

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The GOP Tax Bill is an Abomination. Now Get Mad.

I woke up this morning with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I knew that as soon as I turned on my phone, I’d get a notification of the Republican’s “accomplishment” on my phone. Late last night, the Republican Party displayed their true colors by passing their tax bill that, …Continue reading […]

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The Total Collapse of the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Efforts Just Gave Democrats a lot of Power

Once upon a time, there was a political party that existed only to tear things down. They used to know how to build but they decided it was easier to destroy and they were experts at it. But one day, they took over the entire government without meaning to and quickly realized that only tearing […]

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