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Date:3/5/2009

ct will ultimately cost at least $1 trillion. The 'reserve fund' in the budget proposal being released today is Obama's attempt to demonstrate how the country could extend health insurance to millions more Americans and at the same time begin to control escalating medical bills that threaten the solvency of families, businesses and the government." (Ceci Connolly, "Obama Proposes $634 Billion Fund For Health Care," The Washington Post, 2/26/09)

Democrats Plan To Pay For The Reserve Fund By Capping Tax Deductions, Amounting In A Tax Increase Of More Than $300 Billion. "About half the money for the new fund would come by capping itemized tax deductions for Americans in the top income bracket. The proposal, which administration officials characterize as a 'shared-responsibility issue,' would reduce the value of tax deductions for families earning more than $250,000 by about 20 percent, according to administration documents." (Ceci Connolly, "Obama Proposes $634 Billion Fund For Health Care," The Washington Post, 2/26/09)

Does The Obama Administration Plan On Using An Employer Tax Exclusion To Help Fund Health Care?

There Is Speculation That Democrats Will Propose An Employer Tax Exclusion To Help Fund The Health Care Proposals. "The administration, as John Cohn says, means to leave the rest of the financing question to Congress. But according to both members of Congress and the administration, that ambiguity obscures a specific solution under examination: The employer tax exclusion." (Ezra Klein, "What Obama's Budget Does -- And Doesn't - Say," The American Prospect's "Ezra Klein" Blog, www.prospect.org, 2/22/09)

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