Definitions for ability-to-pay

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  1. ability-to-pay(Noun)

    The principle that taxes should vary according to an individual's level of wealth or income.

    Progressive taxes attempt to reduce the tax burden of people with a lower ability-to-pay.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarah Glendon:

    Investors have focused for a long time on Ecuador's willingness to pay given past defaults, but I think now it is more about ability to pay.

  2. Florida Republican Dennis Ross:

    I think that you just can't leave these people -- who are not victims of their own accord -- without the ability to pay for their healthcare.

  3. Jim Carlen:

    The opposition weighing in Congress doesn't change oil prices, but it does give them power to change foreign exchange policies and allocation of resources that could improve the economy and the country's ability to pay its debt.

  4. Lesley Page:

    Midwives and other maternity staff should not act as gatekeepers to maternity services, they owe a duty of care to all pregnant women who seek care from them and they should provide care to all pregnant women irrespective of ability to pay.

  5. Jack Vanderhei:

    I really can't explain why so many people are confident about their ability to pay for long-term care, it might be that they think - wrongly - that Medicare is going to cover it, or maybe they'll just spend down to indigent levels and go on Medicaid. But there's no way this is a justifiable sense of optimism.

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