Lawmakers Likely To Pass Health Care Plan Replacement Tax
The proposal is expected to bring in $1.27 billion each year and boost funding for developmentally disabled Californians. Meanwhile, The Sacramento Bee fact checks claims from supporters and opponents of the tax plan.
The San Jose Mercury News:
California Legislature Poised To Pass Replacement Tax On Health Care Plans
After months of uncertainty, the Legislature appears poised to approve a tax on health care plans that would generate $1.27 billion annually and could substantially boost funding for developmentally disabled Californians for the first time in more than a decade. (Calefati and Seipel, 2/14)
The Sacramento Bee:
Fact Check: When Is A Tax Hike Really A Tax Hike?
With legislative votes possible as early as this week on extending and expanding a tax on health care plans, some Republican lawmakers and others have stepped up their criticism, calling the proposal a tax hike. The label carries weight because the measure requires votes from Democrats and at least some Republicans to pass. (Miller, 2/13)