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The Real Cost of Smoking by State – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State. To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick

Politics

Biden’s long political evolution leads to his biggest test

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party. Wherever that power center shifted, there Biden has been, whether as the young senator who opposed court-ordered busing in school integration cases or the soon-to-be 46th president pitching an agenda on par with

Opinion

Opinion: Voters Do Not Want Government Meddling in Healthcare

Although voters have delivered the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden, Americans across the political spectrum agree on one major issue: A preference for commonsense, market-based incentives in the healthcare sector over heavy-handed government control. Before the election, COVID-19 understandably stood among the most pressing issues on voters’ minds in casting their ballots. When

Opinion

Opinion: Changing Clocks Twice a Year Is Harmful to Your Wallet and Your Health

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2:00 am Sunday, November 1, and most Americans — those not living in Arizona, Hawaii, or our outlying territories (Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam, among others) — will again suffer the consequences. The consequences are not limited to the time and trouble of moving the

National

President Trump takes questions on the economic recovery

During President Trump’s first three years in office, incomes for the average American family grew by $6,000–more than five times the gains seen during the entire Obama Administration. Then 9 months ago, the Coronavirus plague spread across the world. Despite gloomy predictions that the U.S. economy would see double-digit unemployment far into the future, America

Opinion

Opinion: Democrats Talk, President Trump Walks the Walk on Healthcare Reform

It was a common refrain in the first presidential debate: “He has no plan.” Joe Biden repeatedly criticized President Trump for promising to reform America’s healthcare system, but failing to live-up to the commitment. I’m a doctor, and it’s simply not true. Days before the debate, President Trump took executive action on healthcare reform, laying out his

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