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Who Pays 75 Percent of Health Care Law’s Taxes?


A Republican talking point falsely claims that the Congressional Budget Office found 75 percent of the federal health care law’s taxes would be paid by those earning less than $120,000 a year. CBO didn’t say that. Instead, it found 76 percent of those paying the mandate penalty would earn under that amount.

For more on this claim, see “Twisting Health Care Taxes,” our July 23 item.