Health Reform

3 Reasons Why Oklahoma Decision Is Wrong About Health Subsidies

A central piece of health reform authorizes the federal government to provide tax credits to help low- and moderate-income people buy coverage in the new health insurance marketplaces. A federal district court judge in Oklahoma recently ruled that the law only authorizes the tax credits in states that have set up their own exchanges, not in states with a federally operated exchange, but this argument rests on a distorted reading of the law. Read more

 

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Corporate “Inversions”

President Takes Important First Step Against Corporate “Inversions”

In an important first step to stem “inversions,” in which a larger U.S. multinational merges with a smaller foreign firm to avoid U.S. taxes, the Treasury announced new rules that not only effectively remove one way that taxpayers subsidize such deals, but also tighten existing limits on them.

The President should (and likely will) look for further steps the Administration can take, and Congress should do its part to protect the corporate tax base from this brazen tax avoidance. Read more

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