Top Of The Morning News: April 8, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: April 8, 2013

Apr 8, 2013

More than a half million Missourians will qualify for federal subsidies to help them buy health insurance according to a recent report.  The tax deadline is looming for most people, but farmers face an unusual situation this year.

Report Finds 525,000 Missourians Will Be Eligible For Insurance Subsidies

More than 525,000 Missourians will be eligible to receive government subsidies to purchase private health insurance, according to a report released Thursday by the advocacy group Families USA.  The subsidies, officially referred to as premium tax credits, will be issued by Missouri’s federal-run health exchange once it begins operating next year.  Family USA’s Kathleen Stoll says the subsidies will be available both to those who don’t have health insurance, and those who do but want a different provider.  Read more here.

Taxing Complication For Farmers

If April 15 looms before you every spring as Tax Day, then you’re probably not a farmer. Usually, most farmers must file and pay their taxes by March 1. But this year’s different, and when it comes to taxes, farming’s often unique.  Listen to the story here.