Who authored the healthcare tax?
Basically Obama with Dem control in the Senate and the House of Representatives. How it was passed will go down in history as one of the greatest manipulations and misrepresentations by Democrats in Congress ever. LINK
The Senate failed to take up debate on the House bill and instead took up H.R. 3590, a bill regarding housing tax breaks for service members. As the United States Constitution requires all revenue-related bills to originate in the House, the Senate took up this bill since it was first passed by the House as a revenue-related modification to the Internal Revenue Code. The bill was then used as the Senate's vehicle for their health care reform proposal, completely revising the content of the bill. The bill as amended incorporated elements of earlier proposals that had been reported favorably by the Senate Health and Finance committees.