American Heart Association

Campaign launched to expand charitable deduction incentive


A group of nonprofit organizations, foundations and corporations is calling on lawmakers to expand the charitable deduction incentive to 100 percent of American taxpayers.

The group’s Giving100 campaign is named for this year’s 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction.

Currently, 30 percent of taxpayers take advantage […]

Sugary drinks debate heads to Washington

The debate over sugar-loaded drinks and obesity is headed to Washington, as part of legislation introduced to tax manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who has said she doesn’t expect her bill to even come up for a vote, hopes the proposal she […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Heart failure or not, you’re paying for it

Whether or not you have heart failure, you’ll still have to pay part of the tab for the increasing costs of the condition.

By 2030, you — and every U.S. taxpayer — could be paying $244 a year for direct and indirect costs to care for heart failure patients, according […]