The Effects of the New Medicare Tax

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According to Team Liberty, the new Medicare Tax has Americans worried about the effects it could have on the already struggling American economy.

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The new Medicare Tax under the “Health Care Bill” has Americans worried.

According to the Team Liberty 411 website the new Medicare Tax under the “Health Care Bill” has Americans worried that it may cause the U.S. economy to spiral even deeper into an economic downturn.

The new Medicare tax is slated to go into effect January 1st, 2013 and is the new 3.8% Medicare tax on “unearned” net investment income. Found under Section 1402 of the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010, the Medicare tax targets taxpayers with an adjustable gross income (AGI) over $200,000 who file individually or $250,000 for married couples filing jointly.

The new Medicare tax will be applied to income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents that were not obtained by normal trade or business.

Other taxes found within the new health care bill include additional hospital insurance taxes, excise taxes on elective cosmetic medical procedures, and additional tax on indoor tanning.

The Congressional Budget Office shows that this bill has a cost of $1.14 trillion per year and another $600 billion because of the changes being made to Medicare. They are also estimating that this bill will raise the average cost of private insurance by 10-13%.

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