Kaiser Health News

Over the past decade, more than 100 hospitals in rural parts of America — including at least 20 in the Midwest — have closed.

In some cases, the shuttered hospital had been the only one in town, and the ripple effects are enormous, affecting not just access to health care, but also the town’s economy and even identity.

Although April 15 seems a long way off, decisions people make about health coverage can have have big tax implications.

I understand that different members of a family can buy different marketplace plans. How does that work with premium tax credits for a husband and wife? How do they get divvied up, and how do we report that to the IRS?