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Contrasting views aired on ACA ‘tax’ issue
Modern Healthcare

A day before House members will vote on legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, constitutional scholars testified before a House Ways and Means Committee to examine the tax ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the 2010 healthcare law.

“It is practically undisputed that the healthcare law would have died in Congress if it were acknowledged by its backers to be a tax that hit heavily on the middle class,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director at the Judicial Crisis Network, a Washington-based organization focused on the Constitution and limited government.