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ObamaCare’s Poverty Tax Hit 20 Million People At a Cost of $8.4 Billion

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By Jason Pye
FreedomWorks, Oct. 2, 2018

New Internal Revenue Service data compiled by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) reiterates that the individual mandate predominately hit lower- and middle-class income earners. In 2016, roughly 77% of those who were subject to the individual mandate earned $50,000 or less. Overall, more than 4.9 million people paid more than $3.6 billion in penalties. Maryland and Ohio had the highest percentage of payers who earned $50,000 or less, at roughly 85% each. Alaska, California, and Wyoming had the lowest percentage, at roughly 68% or lower.  Around 33% of these payers earned $25,000 or less. Read More…