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The House bill's tax on upper-income people will gradually hit a growing number who aren't rich.

In order to raise some of the revenue to pay for providing health care to uninsured people, the House bill would impose a 5.4 percent surtax on joint tax returns with adjusted gross income of $1 million or more, or $500,000 for single people. This tax increase would raise $460 billion over 10 years, according an estimate by the nonpartisan staff of the Joint Congressional Committee on Taxation. It would provide about 40 percent of the money needed to pay for the House Democrats' insurance proposal. What do you think?