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Healthcare bill uses the term “tax” 124 times

By on 10.22.09 | 4:43PM

A word search of the 1,502-page Senate healthcare bill (S. 1796) reveals that the term "tax" is used 124 times, "taxable" is used 158 times, and "excise tax" is used 12 times.

Other terms of interest are as follows:

Senate Health Care Bill (S. 1796)
Term Number of uses
"Tax" 124 times
"Taxes" 16 times
"Excise tax" 12 times
"Taxpayer(s)" 79 times
"Taxable" 158 times
"Tax-exempt" 15 times
"Penalty" 79 times
"Require" 88 times
"Must"  40 times
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