July 15, 2009 12:10 PM
(State-by-State Figures in Appendix)
H.R. 3200, the new health care bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, includes a graduated surcharge on families with incomes above $350,000 to finance health care reform. Under this proposal, the richest 1.3 percent of U.S. taxpayers would have an estimated total tax increase of $543 billion over ten years, which is considerably less than the amount this group received from the Bush tax cuts over the 2001-2010 period.