Here Comes the Meat Tax

December 15, 2017

Paying more for environmentally harmful foods may be inevitable

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It would repeal virtually all the tax increases imposed by the ACA to pay for itself, in effect handing a broad tax cut to the affluent, paid for by billions of dollars sliced from Medicaid, a health care program that serves one in five Americans, not only the poor but two-thirds of those in nursing homes. The bill, drafted in secret, is likely to come to the Senate floor next week, and could come to a vote after 20 hours of debate

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Do studies show that soft drinks promote obesity and Type 2 diabetes? It depends on who paid for the study

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The alternative? “Give up your toys.” Our Travis Rieder speaks with Bloomberg’s Eric Roston about his work towards a small family ethic

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The fight over soda taxes is kicking into full throttle as proposals crop up in at least four US cities, with more expected to surface in coming months

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For about a decade now, policy makers and the soda industry have been fighting about the idea of a big soda tax. Proponents say it would fight obesity by reducing consumption of sugary drinks. A leading objection by the industry is that the tax simply would not work

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The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care

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