Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysts are assuming that health insurance provider excise taxes created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be a good moneymaker for the U.S. Treasury over the next decade.

PPACA drafters created the health insurer tax based partly on the assumption that health insurers would get extra revenue because of a PPACA mandate that requires many people to have a minimum level of coverage or pay a penalty, and another PPACA mandate that requires many employers to offer a minimum level of coverage or pay a penalty.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.