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Health Care and the 2018 Midterms: The ‘Age Tax’

By Bridget Bowman and Mary Ellen McIntire and D.A. Banks

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Senior political reporter Bridget Bowman talks with CQ News health policy writer Mary Ellen McIntire to understand the issue of the so-called age tax — where older people on a health plan can only be charged three times more than what the youngest people on a health plan can — in the health care debate between Republican and Democratic opponents in the 2018 campaign. When opposing ads say different things, where’s the truth?

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