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  • FILE PHOTO: Voters cast their votes during the U.S. presidential election in Elyria, Ohio, U.S. November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo

    Top Issues for Midterm Voters: Health Care, the Economy, Guns

    No surprise: Health care is the top issue for voters heading into next month’s elections, though Republicans say immigration and the economy are more important to them, according to the latest Kaiser...

  • Number of the Day: $3.3 Billion

    The GOP tax cuts have provided a significant earnings boost for the big U.S. banks so far this year. Changes in the tax code “saved the nation’s six biggest banks $3.3 billion in the third quarter...

  • 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...

  • Client Sanon has her finger pricked for a blood sugar test in the Family Van in Boston

    Fact Check: Who’s Right on Protections for Preexisting Conditions?

    Ensuring that people with preexisting health conditions can get and keep health insurance is the most popular part of the Affordable Care Act. It has also become a flashpoint in this fall’s campaigns...

  • 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...

  • An insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, California

    Clarifying the Drop in Obamacare Premiums

    We told you Thursday about the Trump administration’s announcement that average premiums for benchmark Obamacare plans will fall 1.5 percent next year, but analyst Charles Gaba says the story is a...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    Can Democrats Win with Medicare for All?

    Axios’ Caitlin Owens reports that most Democrats running in competitive House races this year “are supporting or at least leaving the door open to some form of ‘Medicare for All,’” — though just what...