Tax Policy Center

Health Care

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On Friday, Elizabeth Warren released her financing plan for Medicare for All . It is predictably wonky and politically courageous—new spending is way more popular...
November 5, 2019Leonard E. Burman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In a new report, my Urban Institute colleagues have estimated that a full-blown Medicare for All plan would increase federal government healthcare spending by a...
October 17, 2019Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
With so much to follow in the midterm elections, it is easy to lose sight of a bumper crop of tax-related ballot measures . But...
November 9, 2018Vanessa Williamson
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
On Election Day, voters in 11 states will answer ballot questions on big tax issues. Most will choose whether to raise taxes, largely earmarked for...
November 2, 2016Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In 2015 , the federal government spent over $980 billion on health care, of which $260 billion – 27% – was through the tax code...
August 22, 2016John IselinPhilip Stallworth
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The CBO, the ACA, and the economy: Precision doesn’t mean accuracy. Last Friday, the Congressional Budget Office projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $137 billion to the national debt over 10 years but boost the economy. But the estimates came with a big warning: “[R]epealing
June 24, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the cover essay in the current issue of The Milken Institute Review , Len Burman calls for a Value-Added Tax (VAT) to pay for government health care costs. Len, the director of Tax Policy Center (and, thus, my boss), argues that a dedicated—and fully transparent--health care VAT would increase
April 24, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In just a few years, the 2010 health reform law will begin providing subsidies to help low- and moderate-income people buy health insurance. And that...
November 28, 2011Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The House Republican plan to replace Medicare with vouchers could lower national health spending in only one of two ways: Either seniors would respond to...
May 31, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Today, at the request of the Peterson Foundation, an ideologically diverse group of six think tanks proposed their long-term solutions to the federal deficit problem...
May 25, 2011Howard Gleckman