"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
CBO Projections of Tax Increases in PPACA, 2013-2019 and Ten-Year Totals
"In 2010, the CBO estimated that Obamacare's tax increases would amount to $626 billion from 2013-2019, and $631 billion over ten years. In 2011, the CBO estimated totals of $624 and $968 billion, respectively.
In the most recent report, the CBO projected a 2013-2019 total of $672 billion, and a ten-year total of $1,221 billion.
Note that these totals exclude the impact of the exchange subsidies, which are tax credits and therefore get scored by the CBO as 'reducing taxes' even though they functionally are spending measures. The revenue increases in the law include revenues from the individual mandate; the employer mandate; taxes on insurers, drugmakers, and medical device manufacturers; and, most importantly of all, the 'Cadillac tax' on high-value insurance plans."
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