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Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just start

WASHINGTON — New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Obama’s health care overhaul.

Most people may not notice, because the taxes are aimed at the health industry and high-income taxpayers. But they will pay attention if Congress starts taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one option in play if lawmakers can ever agree on a budget deal to reduce federal deficits.

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