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New taxes loom to pay for healthcare overhaul

Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2009

To pay for an overhaul of the nation's health system, Senate leaders have formally laid out proposals for new taxes on everything from employer-sponsored healthcare benefits and nonprofit hospitals to alcohol and sugary drinks. A bipartisan outline released by the Senate Finance Committee suggests peeling back a number of tax exemptions to pay for expanding health insurance to the nation's 46 million uninsured.