Tax Policy Center

Affordable Care Act

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Back in November, I suggested that tax prep firms might be a useful portal for low-income people to get insurance coverage through the Affordable Care...
February 20, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
What if we bought individual health insurance through our tax preparers? At first, the idea seems bizarre, but give me a minute to explain. Given...
November 14, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Stories about the Affordable Care Act often tell readers that they’ll have to pay a $95 penalty if they don’t get adequate health insurance coverage...
November 6, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama must continue to refuse to negotiate policy while the government is shut down. If he does not hold firm on this principle, these...
October 3, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Enrollment in the new health care exchanges begins today and the government is partially shut down in protest—never mind that Obamacare funding is largely immune...
October 1, 2013Leonard E. Burman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
“The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them…All that most...
September 17, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has notified Congress that the U.S. government will reach the limits of its ability to borrow in mid-October. Lew’s letter sounds...
August 27, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My blog last Tuesday on overblown concerns about people falsely claiming subsides under the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges generated a lot of response. Much...
July 18, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The latest flap over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act involves the ability of the IRS to verify the income people use to calculate...
July 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans have decided to make the IRS their summer piñata. Its leadership says it will bring a series of anti-IRS proposals to the floor...
July 11, 2013Howard Gleckman