Health Care Reform Financing Options: Review and Comparison of Six Progressive Options to Finance Health Care Reform

Source: Citizens for Tax Justice, September 24, 2009

This report compares the revenue impact and distributional effects of six progressive
revenue measures that have been discussed by members of Congress in recent months
as options for financing health care reform. Several of the revenue measures analyzed
here are the subjects of previous reports from Citizens for Tax Justice, while others are
variations on those options that have been put forward by lawmakers during the
ongoing debate over health care reform.

All of the six revenue measures examined here would make our tax system fairer,
which is badly needed after the regressive tax cuts enacted over the past several years.(State-by-State Figures in Appendix)

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