The Latest: Tax bill keeps deduction for medical expenses

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

The Republican tax overhaul would keep a popular deduction for Americans with expensive medical bills.

Taxpayers can deduct medical expenses not covered by insurance when they exceed 10 percent of adjusted gross income. The threshold is 7.5 percent for taxpayers who are 65 or older.

The bill temporarily expands the medical expense deduction by applying the 7.5 percent threshold to all taxpayers...

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