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From Transparency to Opacity in Health-care

a href=”http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124208505896608647.html”Soda Tax Weighed to Pay for Health-Care:/abr /br /blockquoteSenate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system….br /br /The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based watchdog group that pressures food companies to make healthier products, plans to propose a federal excise tax on soda, certain fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks and ready-to-drink teas. It would not include most diet beverages. Excise taxes are levied on goods and manufacturers typically pass them on to consumers.br /br /Senior staff members for some Democratic senators at the center of the effort to craft health-care legislation span style=”font-weight:bold;”are weighing the idea behind closed doors,/span [my emphasis] Senate aides said./blockquotebr /br /Hope and change!