Senate Healthcare Bill Uses the Term "Tax" 183 Times


Posted by John Kartch on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 9:17 PM PERMALINK


A word search of Sen. Harry Reid’s 2,074-page Senate healthcare bill (H.R. 3590) reveals that the term “tax” is used 183 times, “taxable” is used 164 times, and “excise tax” is used 8 times.

Other terms of interest are as follows:
 
 
Senate Healthcare Bill (H.R. 3590)
Term
Number of uses
“Tax”
183 times
“Taxable”
164 times
“Excise tax”
8 times
“Taxes”
17 times
“Fee”
152 times
“Penalty”
115 times
“Require”
166 times
“Must” 
45 times
“Shall” 
3,607 times
 

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