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Millennial Money: Prepare for COVID medical bills this year

Mar. 30, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

Testing and vaccination for the coronavirus is free thanks to laws passed last year. Treatment isn’t, however, and may be about to get more expensive. A new vaccine is in production, millions of doses are being administered daily and President Joe Biden says there will...

Lawmakers: Require nursing homes to disclose vaccine data

Mar. 25, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing homes have to publicly disclose their vaccination rates for flu and pneumonia but there’s no similar mandate for COVID-19 shots, even though the steepest toll from the virus has been among residents of long-term care facilities. Now lawmakers...

Liz Weston: What gig workers need to know about taxes

Feb. 08, 2021 07:01 AM EST

If you became a gig worker during the pandemic, beware: Your taxes just got more complicated. Gig work — Uber driving, Instacart shopping, Amazon Flex delivery and so on — is on-demand, freelance work that’s typically taxed as self-employment. Instead of having an...

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

Jan. 23, 2021 08:55 AM EST

When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while hunkering...

Florida eye doctor gets clemency from Trump in health fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 10:46 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Salomon Melgen once held political fundraisers at his palatial Florida home, hung out with prominent Democrats including New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and made millions of dollars through his eye care practice. The problem, according to...

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

Jan. 20, 2021 00:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office. That starts with confronting a pandemic that has killed 400,000 Americans...