Health Care Overhaul

Officials say top democrats in the house are circulating health care proposals that would require you to purchase health insurance if you can afford it, and slap a fine on those who refuse.

These officials, both Democrats and others briefed, also say top lawmakers in the House are considering imposing a new tax on
certain health insurance benefits as one of numerous options to
help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured. No details are
available, and these officials stressed that no final decisions
have been made.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they did not
want to pre-empt a presentation set for Tuesday for members of the
House Democratic rank and file.

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