Nibbles: A soda tax for health care, fast food rules in Massachusetts and Cheerios health


As the government struggles to come up with ways to finance healthcare for more Americans without adding to the already huge national debt, the Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests that the government consider a tax on soft drinks as part of the way to fund the program. The proposed tax would increase the cost of non-diet sodas, fruit juices that aren’t 100 percent juice, energy and sports drinks and some ready-to-drink teas. The Congressional Budget Office says a three cent tax on each 12 ounces of soda sold would raise $24 billion over four years, which is a lot but nowhere near enough to pay for the plan, which some estimates say will cost $1.2 trillion. Beverage makers say such a tax would unfairly hit poor people and wouldn’t teach kids healthy habits; advocates of the tax say it could cut a lot of future health problems if people cut soda consumption.

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