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The Health Care Bill's Tax Increases

August 28, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The House health care bill, H.R. 3200, uses tax increase to encourage people to buy insurance and for employers to provide it, and to raise money to subsidize insurance for low-income people. This post explains the bill's three main tax proposals in detail by citing and linking to sections of the official bill text

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What's 1,000 Pages Got to Do With It?

August 26, 2009 - by Paul Blumenthal

Over the summer quite a number of people have raised hackles about the length of legislation. Recently, Sen. David Vitter declared his "fundamental" opposition to "any 1,000 page bill." While this appears to be a new found opposition -- Vitter voted in favor of the 1,000 page Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 -- the trend of lengthy legislation is not new.

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