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Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul. But it turns out the tax bills in the House and Senate also aim to reshape health care.

Here are five ways the tax legislation could change health policy:

1. Repeal the requirement for most people to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty

Five billion dollars in outstanding private student loan debt may be forgiven because of poor record keeping by financial companies, an investigation by The New York Times found this week.

When people hear the term “student loans,” they typically think of tuition bills, pricey textbooks and other campus-related expenses.

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Students from across the state are gathering in Albany today to encourage elected officials to commit more resources to student financial aid programs.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Funding details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tuition-free plan for state colleges and universities could be revealed Tuesday when he issues his proposed state budget plan. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul is working to promote Governor Cuomo's college tuition-free plan for New Yorkers. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley caught up with her to ask questions about this proposed plan. 

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Crushing college debt in an era when many view higher education as a must has spurred millennials to become better savers.