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As millions of Americans have lost their jobs, Congress is trying to figure out what to do to help those who have also lost their health insurance.

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Creating A Post Pandemic World

Business Curator Corey Hajim speaks at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Corey Hajim: Is It Time To Rethink What Our Economy Should Value?

Episode 995: Buybacks And Bailouts

Anna Davis Abel, a graduate student studying creative writing at West Virginia University, couldn’t get tested for COVID-19 until her doctor ruled out other possible illnesses.

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COVID-19 Tests That Are Supposed To Be Free Can Ring Up Surprising Charges

Disease In A Globalized World

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Nevada resident Derek Reich lost his income as a freelance cameraman. He says his lender told him he’d have to make up any missed payments in a giant balloon payment he can’t afford. Then he was told that if he didn’t qualify for a better option, “you’re going into foreclosure.” So Reich says he’s going to spend his 401(k) retirement money rather than get the help that Congress wanted him to have.

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3.4 Million Homeowners Skip Payments. But Many Are Scared, Say Congress Needs To Act

Despite recent changes in insurance policy, some patients say doctors and insurers are charging them upfront for video appointments and phone calls — not just copays but sometimes the entire cost of the visit, even if it’s covered by insurance.

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What The CARES Act Means For Your Student Loans

The Great Potato Giveaway

When airlines cancel flights and offer no other options to get to your destination within a reasonable amount of time, they are legally obligated to offer a refund.

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Airlines Offer Vouchers, Credits For Canceled Flights. Customers Want Cash

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Coronavirus And The Digital Divide

Millions of homeowners have put their mortgage payments on pause amid the coronavirus crisis. “A lot of people are in distress,” says Michael Fratantoni, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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“For Sale By Owner” and “Closed Due to Virus” signs are displayed in a storefront in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. on April 2, 2020. The coronavirus has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce.

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Emergency medical technicians wheel a patient into the ER of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Emergency hospitalizations related to COViD-19 can be costly. Fine print in the HHS rules regarding the CARES Act seem to spare patients at least some of the financial pain.

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Where’s My Stimulus Check?

Small Businesses On Their Own

“It’s really intense and it’s really frightening,” says Nicolena Loshonkohl in Roanoke, Va. She’s a single mom with a 2-year-old daughter and lost her job at a hair salon a month ago. Loshonkohl is still waiting on the bulk of her unemployment benefits to start.

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Unemployment Money Not Reaching Millions Of People Who Applied

Direct-deposit economic relief money is expected to be weeks ahead of physical checks.

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The IRS has a new online tool for those who haven’t already supplied their bank information.

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