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Where Can Warren Get $32 Trillion To Pay For Her Government Health Plan?
October 25, 2019
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren says she’ll disclose her plan to pay for universal, public health care within the “next few weeks.” But finding the money won't be easy.
The Story Of Medicare For All And Taxes Is Complex, But Warren And Sanders Have To Tell It
October 17, 2019
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...
HSAs Provide A Sweet Tax Break, But Some May Increase Health Care Spending
June 21, 2019
As a tax shelter, health savings accounts are a winner, and are growing in popularity. But, according to a new study (subscription only) by Paul...
State and Local Issues
Will A Global Opioid Settlement Mimic The 1990s Tobacco Experience?
June 6, 2019
For states, opioids may become the new tobacco. That is to say, states increasingly believe lawsuits against drugmakers and others are a potential source of significant revenue
TPC Is Improving Its Modeling Of Five Tax Expenditures
December 18, 2018
In a new initiative, the Tax Policy Center is improving its modeling of five key tax expenditures: the tax treatment of pass-through entities, charitable giving,...
Straight Teeth, Misaligned Tax Subsidy
October 3, 2018
Today, some of us have FSAs at work, but most don’t. And among those who do, tax benefits are not equally distributed. The reasons point to a much larger dilemma facing tax and healthcare policymakers alike.
The Ways & Means Committee Would Borrow $100 Billion to Expand HSAs and Subsidize Gym Memberships
July 17, 2018
The House Ways & Means Committee has voted to borrow $100 billion to subsidize gym memberships and high-cost employer-sponsored health insurance, and expand Health Savings...
Yes, Killing The ACA’s Investment Tax Now Would Make The Next GOP Tax Bill Easier. Here's Why
July 20, 2017
The chaos surrounding Senate efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act will prolong the debate over what Republicans will do about the nearly $1 trillion...
Tax Cuts In McConnell’s Latest Health Plan Are Less Regressive
July 13, 2017
The revised version of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health bill would retain the Affordable Care Act’s 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Tax and its...
If The GOP Must Cut Taxes As Part of Its Health Plan, Why Not Help Middle-Income Households?
June 29, 2017
If The GOP Must Cut Taxes As Part of Its Health Plan, Why Not Help Middle-Income Households? Let’s say you want to cut about $1...
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