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Congress targets wealthiest earners for health reform funds

Washington Post, July 10, 2009

House and Senate negotiators are looking to wealthy individuals to pay much of the $1 trillion price tag for their plan to reform healthcare, but they are struggling to agree on the most viable option for obtaining that new revenue. Lawmakers said they have made strides on the legislation's policy details. But Democrats also have pledged to meet President Obama's promise of making the package deficit-neutral, something that is almost certain to require tax increases.