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Just one link today, because I've got to run: The Speaker's page has the most complete set of documents and summaries you'll find on the health-care bill. They're obviously slanted toward the bill, but if you're looking for information on specific provisions or subjects, that's where you'll find it.

By Ezra Klein  |  March 22, 2010; 7:38 PM ET
 
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Quick question.

I jumped onto Pelosi's site and pulled down her document on affordability.

http://docs.house.gov/energycommerce/AFFORDABILITY.pdf

That document included the following:
"Limits on Premiums: The slidingā€scale credits limit individual family spending on premiums for the essential benefit package to no more than 2.0 percent of income for those with the lowest income and phasing up to no more than 9.5 percent of income for those at 400 percent of poverty."

I'm going to go ahead a say that the 400% of poverty income for a family of four in 2014 will be around $100,000. That limits their premium costs to $9,500. However, the actual family plan is likely to cost thousands more. Does this mean that earning $1 more than 400% poverty line costs the family thousand of dollars?

Posted by: justin84 | March 22, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

more amazing work today,ezra,
get some rest.

Posted by: jkaren | March 22, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

justin,

i believe you're correct.

Boss, don't give me a raise, i don't want to have to pay more for my healthcare. hmmm.

its nice to know that you're admitting she's slanted.

She's even tainted the bill. She decided to tax tanning salons (Boehner) instead of botox injections!

Posted by: visionbrkr | March 22, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Ezra can ask their Democratic masters, why does the taxes on Cadillac plans don't start till 2018?

Posted by: darkskin1977 | March 22, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

testing

Posted by: allamer1 | March 23, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

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