Illinois ranks among the top 10 states with residents most likely to pay more in taxes if deductions were limited, with 1.7 percent of taxpayers possibly vulnerable to higher taxes, Citizens for Tax Justice data show.Me thinks the divide in the Democratic Congress is about to grow more contentious.
The state also ranks above the national average in the cost of its employer-provided health care plans. Nearly 47 percent of people with family plans would face taxes under an Economic Policy Institute study, compared to 41 percent in the nation overall.
So Illinois residents as a whole might be expected to pay more in taxes under a Democratic health-care plan. About 13.7 percent of Illinois residents lack health insurance, compared to 15.3 percent nationally, according to data compiled by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, which studies health insurance trends.