A new report from Citizens for Tax Justice examines the Medicare tax reform included in the health care plan recently put forward by President Obama. The report concludes that this reform would affect only 2.3 percent of taxpayers in 2014. The richest one percent would pay about 84 percent of the resulting tax increase, and the richest five percent would pay virtually all of the tax increase.

The report also discusses one flaw in the President's proposal: It would preserve what is often called the "John Edwards loophole," which is a scheme that some wealthy owners of "S corporations" use to avoid the Medicare tax.

Read the report.

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