Taxing High-Sugar Soft Drinks Could Help Pay For Health Care Reform

Source: Chuck Marr and Gillian Brunet, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 27, 2009

By establishing a tax on high-sugar soft drinks, Congress could help finance health care reform that extends health insurance to all Americans and slows the growth of health care costs, while also improving Americans’ health. This paper, which is part of a series of papers on proposals to help pay for health reform, outlines issues related to such a tax.
See also:
Reversing the Erosion in Alcohol Taxes Could Help Pay for Health Care Reform
Curbing Flexible Spending Accounts Could Help Pay For Health Care Reform

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