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  • U.S. President Trump sits at his desk before signing bills at the White House in Washington

    Tax Overhaul Gaining Support

    The public is slowly warming to the Republican tax overhaul, according to a new survey from The New York Times . Approval has risen to 51 percent, up from 46 percent in December, likely driven at...

  • Trump’s Historic Shift on Medicaid

    Requiring able-bodied adults to work for their Medicaid is just part of the Trump administration’s drive to remake the decades-old health insurance program for the poor. The administration signaled...

  • A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church

    A Bridge Too Far? Trump May Back Raising the Gas Tax

    President Trump might be open to raising the gas tax by 25 cents a gallon to raise money for infrastructure projects, but the idea faces a long, tough road at best . While the influential Chamber of...

  • Why Health Care Spending Is Headed Higher

    Health care spending in the U.S. is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.5 percent from 2017 through 2026, faster than the rate of GDP growth. As a result, health care spending will...

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks in Washington

    VA Chief Misused Taxpayer Money: Report

    The Trump administration, already embroiled in controversy over its handling of the domestic violence allegations against senior White House aide Rob Porter, now faces a new scandal: Veterans Affairs...

  • The Best of Twitter’s #TaxValentines

    Seeing the #TaxValentines hashtag on Twitter got our hearts all aflutter today. Here are some of the tweets we loved best. If you can top these, send your submissions to yrosenberg@thefiscaltimes.com...

  • The debate over national health care aside, more Americans today say they get "excellent health care" than did in the early 2000s, according to <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/150806/rate-own-healthcare-quality-coverage-excellent.aspx" target="_blank"

    Number of the Day: 5.5 Percent

    Health care spending in the U.S. will grow at an average annual rate of 5.5 percent from 2017 through 2026, according to new estimates published in Health Affairs by the Office of the Actuary at the...