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  • Medicare Advantage Riding High as New Insurers Flock to Sell to Seniors

    Health care experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage, the government-funded private health plans that millions of seniors have chosen as an alternative to original...

  • Number of the Day: $132,900

    The cap on Social Security payroll taxes will rise to $132,900 next year, an increase of 3.5 percent. (Earnings up to that level are subject to the Social Security tax.) The increase will affect...

  • Trump acknowledges crowd during MAGA rally in Tampa

    4 Key Fact Checks on Trump and Medicare for All

    President Trump published an op-ed in Wednesday’s USA Today, warning in dire language of the consequences of Democrats’ Medicare-for-all proposals. “Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned...

  • How the Army ‘Found’ $25 Billion

    The U.S. Army has been combing through its existing programs to identify potential sources of funding that can be applied to its ambitious modernization program, and according to Army Secretary Mark...

  • A cyclist passes the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Big Changes Ahead for Key Tax-Writing Committee

    No matter what happens in November’s elections, the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee will see some big changes, Politico’s Morning Tax says: “Four committee members are retiring, three ran...

  • 529 Plans Are Growing — and So Is Their Cost to the Government

    Education savings accounts called 529 plans have grown dramatically since 2010, both in terms of the number of accounts and total assets, according to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts . And they...

  • The Post-Election Outlook: ‘Debt, Debt and More Debt’

    The 2018 elections are looking like a lose-lose proposition for the U.S. bond market, according to Bloomberg’s Liz McCormick and Alex Harris : “If Democrats take the House, it raises the odds that...