A new Gallup poll released today showed that unemployment and a dysfunctional government still rank as the top problems among individuals. According to the survey, “Twenty percent of Americans name unemployment or jobs as the most important problem facing the country in May, up from 14% who mentioned these issues in April. Dysfunctional government (19%) and the economy in general (17%) also rank among the top problems.”
Yesterday, The Hill announced next year three major health insurance companies are planning to publish their prices for healthcare in a free online portal. The release is intended to add more transparency to the healthcare system and attempt to show individuals enrolling in coverage just how the care is valued.
Yesterday, CNN reported for fiscal year 2013 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued at least $13 billion in improper tax credit payments. The payments were part of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and are meant to help the working poor.
Today’s Spending Daily will take a look at a recent White House decision to restore the $10 billion in sequester cuts intended for Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies.
Now that House Ways and Means Chairman David Camp (R-Mich.) has released his full tax reform bill we have more details on it.