Health Care


Trump's tax plan could cost an estimated $5.5 trillion Trump's tax plan could cost an estimated $5.5 trillion
- May 08, 2017

Trump has proposed reducing the number of tax rates from seven to three - 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. The president would eliminate the estate tax and alternative minimum tax, a parallel system that primarily hits wealthier people by effectively limiting the deductions and other benefits available to them - both moves that would richly benefit Mr. (more...)
Arkansas Executes Two More Inmates, Another Scheduled Thursday Arkansas Executes Two More Inmates, Another Scheduled Thursday
- May 03, 2017

CT. Williams, 46, was already in the death chamber when the temporary stay was issued. After a period of evaluation, the stay was lifted by Judge Baker and the green light was given to proceed. After going almost 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days - including two in one night. Williams, who weighed 400 pounds, probably needed a second 500 milligram dose of midazolam. (more...)
Here's a last-minute tax return checklist Here's a last-minute tax return checklist
- April 10, 2017

Remember if you haven't filed yet, you have until April 18th. But there's a difference of opinion among tax professionals about whether the belief about audits is valid. The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers who have yet to file their 2016 federal income tax return to know they can still get last-minute free tax help. (more...)
Orrin Hatch to back nuclear option if needed to confirm Gorsuch
- March 31, 2017

Gorsuch, the affable Colorado appellate judge, was viewed as a conservative who might be able to attract some Democratic votes. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is also a yes, saying he is fair and empathetic. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY had tough words for his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in an interview with The Associated Press. (more...)
Merkel Says She Looks Forward To Trump Meeting With 'Curiosity,' 'Pleasure' Merkel Says She Looks Forward To Trump Meeting With 'Curiosity,' 'Pleasure'
- March 17, 2017

The two don't see eye to eye on many issues, including immigration and trade. Her signature phrase is, "We'll manage it". Her high-placed company sends as good a message as any about the direction Merkel expects these introductory talks to take. (more...)
CBS Decries GOP Defunding Planned Parenthood in New Health Care Bill CBS Decries GOP Defunding Planned Parenthood in New Health Care Bill
- March 09, 2017

Planned Parenthood spends most of its time providing needed health care to women through STD tests, birth control and cancer screenings - not abortions. "We are no stranger to litigation and we will absolutely pursue all ways to protect women's access to heath care", the national president said. So how important is abortion to Planned Parenthood? Democrats in Maryland announced plans Wednesday to introduce a new bill forcing the state to continue funding the Planned Parenthood ... (more...)