• Medicare Jun 26

    EXPLAINER: Dental, Vision and Hearing Benefits for Medicare

    Many working-age people assume that Medicare covers just about every kind of health care that an older person may need. It doesn’t.

  • California Jan 30

    Covered California to Offer Extended Special Enrollment Period

    Covered California says it will give people more time to purchase health insurance this year.

  • California Aug 25, 2020

    Covered California Opens Special Enrollment for Those Affected by Wildfires, Pandemic, Job Loss

    As Californians deal with more than 500 raging wildfires amid the pandemic, Covered California has opened a special enrollment period. Those who’ve lost their jobs due to the recession or have become victim to wildfires can sign up for coverage. While the open enrollment period typically ends in January, Covered California re-opened enrollment for those affected by the “triple...

  • Joe Biden Sep 15, 2019

    Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

    When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown may be a more significant factor in the slippage. Overall, the number of uninsured...

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2019

    Idle Mines Portend Dark Days for Top US Coal Region

    Mine owner Blackjewel LLC filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 1 was a big hit to the region straddling northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, where coal has quietly supported the economies of both states for decades and fuels a shrinking number of power plants in 28 states. Negotiations that could reopen the two Wyoming mines under new ownership...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    2020 Democrats Strongly Defend Abortion Rights at Forum

    Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election. The event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund — the group’s political arm — was the first of the election season centered...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    2020 Democrats Strongly Defend Abortion Rights at Forum

    Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election. The event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund — the group’s political arm — was the first of the election season centered...

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2019

    Democrats Up Requirements for 2nd Round of Primary Debates

    The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, are likely to help cull a crop of 24 candidates and, in the process, intensify scrutiny on Democratic Chairman Tom Perez and his pledge to give all candidates...

  • Donald Trump May 11, 2019

    Beto O'Rourke Readies ‘Reintroduction' as 2020 Buzz Fizzles

    Beto O’Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. But since his mid-March campaign launch, the buzz surrounding the former congressman has evaporated. Competing in a massive field of Democratic White...

  • Elizabeth Warren Apr 24, 2019

    Fact Check: The Facts on Medicare for All

    Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the latest version of his Medicare for All legislation on April 10, with 13 Democratic co-sponsors. Four of them, plus Sanders himself, are running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders says the bill, S. 1129, “would provide comprehensive and cost-effective health care for everyone,” while the White House has said the plan would “mandate a decrease...

  • New Year's Day Nov 16, 2018

    Here Are Your New Income Tax Brackets for 2019

    Prepare your calculators. The Internal Revenue Service has updated its tax brackets for 2019. This year marks the first under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, an overhaul of the tax code that resulted in lower individual income tax rates, a doubled standard deduction and the elimination of personal exemptions. For the new year, the IRS has bumped up...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2018

    Meet the House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

    Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively little-known outside of Capitol Hill. A look at the Democratic lawmakers expected to wield...

  • Attorney General Mar 20, 2018

    With Deal in Place, All West Virginia Schools to Reopen Thursday

    Classes will resume in West Virginia on Thursday as Gov. Jim Justice struck a deal with protesting teachers throughout the state.

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2017

    Winners and Losers Under the Senate Tax Overhaul Proposal

    The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with champagne or a beer — or maybe you’re feeling Shakespearean and prefer...

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2017

    Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

    The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law’s insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in Paulding County, Ohio, in 2018, the company and the state Department of Insurance announced Thursday. The most recent national analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation identified Paulding, just...

  • China May 9, 2017

    What US Can Expect From S. Korea's Next Leader: Engagement With North, Possible Challenge to Anti-Missile System

    Moon Jae-in is set to be South Korea’s next president. A former aide of late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, who sought rapprochement with North Korea, Moon has been critical of the hard-line stances that conservative governments in Seoul maintained against North Korea over the past decade. He calls for sanctions and pressure against Pyongyang to be balanced with engagement efforts,...

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2017

    Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

    Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group which supports abortion rights. It is the only...

  • Facebook Jul 8, 2014

    #NotMyBossesBusiness: Activists Protest Hobby Lobby After Birth Control Ruling

    Dozens of Californians angered by the Supreme Court’s ruling that an employer can refuse to provide women with contraception on religious grounds protested a newly opened San Fernando Valley Hobby Lobby, a family-owned Christian company who helped spark the decision.

  • Facebook Jul 8, 2014

    Protesters Flock to Hobby Lobby Store Opening

    Dozens of people showed up to the grand opening of a Hobby Lobby store in Burbank Monday morning to protest over a recent Supreme Court decision that allows private companies like Hobby Lobby to abstain from providing contraception for women. Kathy Vara reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. from Burbank Monday, July 7, 2014.

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