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Lawmakers must weigh ACA tax effects: report
Modern Healthcare

The healthcare reform law’s provisions to increase federal revenue through taxes on high-income workers are among the many tax and spending policies lawmakers are set to face next year, congressional researchers said in a report.

As Congress addresses the so-called fiscal cliff—the term used to describe the various tax provisions set to expire coupled with a host of spending policies set to change—they must evaluate the benefits of reducing the nation’s federal deficit against the implications that those policy choices will have on America’s economic recovery, wrote analysts at the Congressional Research Service.