Though Iran plans on pumping more oil out of the ground after some sanctions are lifted, don't expect that to bring down oil, says one strategist. Iran is going to pumping more oil once sanctions against that country are lifted. … Continue reading →
As enrollment picks up on the HealthCare.gov website, many people with modest incomes are encountering a troubling element of the federal health law: deductibles so steep they may not be able to afford the portion of medical expenses that insurance doesn't cover. A deductible is the annual amount people must spend on health care before their insurer starts making payments. The health law makes tax credits available to help cover insurance premiums for people with annual income up to four times the poverty level, or $45,960 for an individual. In addition, "cost-sharing" subsidies to help pay deductibles are available to people who earn up to 2.5 times the poverty level, or about $28,725 for an individual, in the exchange's silver policies.