Shedding more light on hospital bills, part I

Last week, federal district court judge Carl Nichols handed the Trump administration a rare legal victory in its continuing efforts to change the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through newer rulemaking and regulatory revisions. The court ....

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Ignore the hullabaloo about rebate payments to the dead

Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a 400-page report assessing the implementation of legislation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report’s most eye-catching finding was that, as of April 30, the IRS had ....

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The IRS ‘can’t give you the legal basis’ for its denial of rebates to prisoners

Last month, the IRS declared that prisoners are ineligible for the stimulus rebates provided under the CARES Act and modified its list of frequently asked questions to instruct prisoners to return any rebate payments that ....

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How will American cities be changed by the pandemic? My long-read Q&A with Nicole Gelinas

Will future historians mark the COVID-19 pandemic as the end of the American city? What will be the long-term impact of coronavirus on cities like New York? What does the government need to be doing ....

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Pandemic or not, immigration bans are bad for America

It’s a puzzle, I guess, but not one that’s particularly difficult to solve: How can it be that American schools are so unspectacular, yet our science and technology is pretty darn great? Back in 2018, ....

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