A new Kaiser Family Foundation report illustrates the toll of out-of-network charges.
A new report confirms that, while SNAP recipients do indeed work, they may still be hurt by work requirements.
It's middle-income people who aren't eligible for subsidies.
Short-term insurance plans, which are not subject to the Affordable Care Act's regulations, are often cheaper for healthy consumers.
The Trump administration is touting the most recent GDP growth number, but not everyone is convinced it will last.
Few states have laws mandating district mergers, a fact that leaves financially distressed districts with no recovery option.
Researchers find that implementing state-level individual mandates across the U.S. would drop the number of uninsured by nearly four million people by 2022.
In her new book, political scientist Suzanne Mettler asks: How can the U.S. government provide so much, yet still be the object of such derision?
A new report says local governments doled out $9.3 billion to tech companies in recent years. These handouts may not produce jobs, but they play well with voters.
Dental health has profound effects on quality of life, overall well-being, and economic security.
The court ruled on Monday that vendors can't nudge customers toward using other types of credit or debit cards, even though American Express typically charges higher fees.
Union advocates argue that the loss of agency fees will financially decimate public-sector unions.
Opponents of association plans argue they could further destabilize the ACA's non-group and small group markets.
The group of experts includes both fierce advocates of the ACA and fierce opponents.
Two prominent business leaders point to the dangers of quarterly earnings guidance. Research suggests they're right to be concerned.
And that makes it hard for kids to choose the right school.
Here's what the U.S. stands to lose in a trade war.
Political scientist Jamila Michener talks about how state-level changes to Medicaid benefits can politically disempower its recipients.
The Democratic Party may have finally identified a message with staying power.
The Supreme Court just ruled that employers can require employees to agree to arbitration and waive their rights to file class-action lawsuits.
A new report points to troubling flaws with the Parent PLUS loan program.
Three charts that show how health-care costs are rising, especially for people with private insurance.
A new report concludes that deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug use continue to increase.
The California Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling this week on the classification on independent contractors. The decision is expected to have big ramifications in California and elsewhere.
The small Massachusetts city is showing how investing in affordable housing, education, and job training can help power an economic recovery.
An expert gives us an overview of the movement sweeping labor reform.
Pernicious myths about income inequality remain pervasive in our society—for example, that better education will close the racial wealth gap. Professor William Darity is working to debunk these misconceptions.
Trump's executive order to enforce work requirements on social safety net recipients ignores the barriers to steady employment those folks already face.
Is a new model of teacher protest emerging?
When it comes to health insurance, you get what you pay for.
What good are financial technologies if low-income folks don't have high-speed Internet to access them?
A number of controversial issues have emerged in recent weeks as roadblocks to a new budget bill.
These three charts show that new proposed work requirements are a solution in search of a problem.
The income gap has been virtually unchanged for the last 50 years, and rising income inequality is part of the reason why.