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 two of these progressive revenue options — the President’s proposal to limit itemized deductions for high-income taxpayers, and a proposal formulated by CTJ to make the Medicare tax fairer and more progressive.
Click on your state to see a three-page report on how these progressive revenue options would affect people in your state. Click here for CTJ’s report (with figures for every state) on the President’s proposal to limit itemized deductions for the rich. Click here for CTJ’s report (also with figures for every state) on its proposal to make the Medicare tax fairer.