Health Insurance Tax Credits

Brief

Health Insurance Tax Credits

Potential for Expanding Coverage
August 1, 2001

Tax credits are being touted as possible mechanisms for expanding health insurance coverage in the United States. Analysts, members of Congress, and the Bush administration have all developed tax credit proposals in the past few years. However, although tax credit approaches are clearly appealing in certain respects, they are probably not the most effective tools for expanding health insurance coverage.

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