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Bill for health reform comes due in 2013
North County Times

Taxpayers are feeling the first significant financial sting of federal health care reform as a passel of new taxes took effect on the first day of the new year.

A total of six new health care reform taxes were implemented on Jan. 1. High wage earners are feeling the biggest pinch, though middle-income taxpayers and businesses also are affected.

The new provisions join a half dozen other taxes, ranging from a 10 percent levy on tanning services, to a surcharge on drug manufacturers, that took effect in earlier years.