July 7, 2009 1:39 PM

(State-by-State Figures in Appendix)

The Medicare payroll tax is the one important tax we already have that is dedicated to funding health care, but it completely exempts wealthy investors whose income takes the form of capital gains, stock dividends, interest and other types of investment income. Congress could change this and at the same time raise the revenue needed to finance health care reform.

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