Progressive Proposals to Pay for Health Care Reform

Impacts on People in Your State
State Fact Sheets and Analysis from Citizens for Tax Justice

Congress will likely pay for health care reform partly by finding savings in the existing health care system and partly by raising revenue in other ways. There are several ways that Congress can raise this additional revenue without hurting families who are already struggling to pay for health care and other necessities. Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) has analyzed several of these progressive revenue options to determine how they would affect families in every state.


Health Care Financing Options

Millionaires' Surcharge in the House-Passed Health Care Reform Bill 11/13/2009

Review and Comparison of Six Progressive Options to Finance Health Care Reform 9/24/2009

Extend the Medicare Tax to Investment Income 9/21/2009

House Proposal to Apply a Graduated Surcharge to Incomes Over $350,000 Updated 7/15/2009

Make the Medicare Tax a More Progressive Tax that Wealthy Investors Pay Just Like Everyone Else 7/7/2009

President Obama's Proposal to Limit Itemized Deductions for High-Income Families 7/7/2009


Other Reports Related to Health Care

The Bush Tax Cuts Cost Two and a Half Times as Much as the House Democrats' Health Care Proposal 9/8/2009

Fact Sheet: House Surcharge Proposal Unlikely to Have Noticeable Impact on Small Businesses 7/21/2009

Progressive Revenue Options to Fund Health Care Reform 5/21/2009


Click on your state below to see a five-page report on how three progressive revenue options would affect people in your state.


(All files in PDF format)

(Reports updated July 15, 2009 to incorporate new details in H.R. 3200)

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