One of the more expensive and potentially transformational provisions included in the $2.5 trillion reconciliation package now before Congress: a new child care entitlement that would pay for 100 percent of child care costs for families making less than their state’s median income (about $100,000 nationwide). Families making up to 2.5 times their state’s median would pay no more than 7 percent of their income toward child care.

With subsidies topping out at $429,000 of income for a family of four living in D.C. – and lawmakers removing a provision that would have prevented millionaires from receiving subsidies – nearly every family in America would be eligible.

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