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Calling the individual mandate a tax increase distorts its effect
Sacramento Bee

The latest salvo against health care reform is that it is a tax. And not just any tax, but according to Rush Limbaugh, “the largest tax increase in the history of the world.” This is obviously hyperbole: The individual mandate – if considered a tax – comes nowhere close. And even calling it a tax distorts the individual mandate’s effect on most Americans.

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