According to a report released last week (that Unshackle Upstate was in part responsible for preparing), New Yorkers who have private health insurance will pay about $4.8 billion in state health insurance taxes this year.  And that amount will go up to $6.5 billion next year, when the new federal health care law takes effect.

Read the report here.  It is a good reminder that state taxes are not the only ones that are burdening us.