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5 Things Employers Predict Would Happen If ACA Is Repealed

Julie Stich | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

Whether or not Obamacare is repealed, it will have left an impact on the health care landscape.

Obama Makes One Last Bid To Save Controversial Obamacare Tax

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is making one last attempt to save the “Cadillac tax,” even though he knows he won’t be able to finish the job before lea...

Obama's 'Cadillac Tax' Changes Deserve Serious Look

Paul N. Van de Water | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Paul N. Van de Water

The President's 2017 budget will recommend improvements in the "Cadillac tax" -- the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans. While some suggest repealing the tax, reforming it to preserve most of its revenues and its ability to slow health care cost growth makes far more sense.

Children Cannot Afford the 'Cadillac Tax'

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

We are beginning to see signs that Congress may be willing to move beyond the partisan divide over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which hopefully means that we can fix problems with current law, build upon what is working, and continue to make progress in improving our nation's health care system. It is about time.

This Tax Legislation Is Terrible, But It Might Be Worth Passing

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Congress is on the verge of passing a package of very expensive tax cuts and there’s plenty about it to despise. It’s full of huge corporate give...

Budget Deal: Republicans in Service to Oil Companies, Never the Public

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The "omnibus" budget for the next year is out. Here are some of the winners and losers.

Why Everybody (Except Obama) Hates The Cadillac Tax

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

You may have heard that Congress is talking about delaying the "Cadillac Tax." And you may be wondering: What's the Cadillac Tax? Why is it so importa...

The Biggest Blow To Obamacare Yet Could Come From Democrats

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

Congress is on the brink of taking a big bite out of the Affordable Care Act, after more than five years of mostly futile efforts by Republicans to we...

What Obama's economists get wrong about the Cadillac Tax (and why it's pissing us off)

D. Taylor | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
D. Taylor

Our union represents more than a quarter million hotel, food service and gaming industry workers who make at most $50,000 per year in wages and benefits. The majority of UNITE HERE's members are women and immigrants. Most drive modest family cars--not Cadillacs--if they have a car at all.

Repeal the 'Cadillac Tax' to Protect Quality Health Benefits

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

Because the Cadillac tax will undercut benefits and punish employees who participate in FSA and HSA plans, patients will bear more upfront costs when they seek out medical care. That means more patients will forgo primary care, routine checkups, and treatment at the first signs of illness.

The Cadillac Tax: 4 Ways Organizations Are Reacting

Julie Stich | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Julie Stich

Perhaps the most debated provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Cadillac tax, is at the forefront of discussion among employers and politicians across the country.

101 Economists Sign Letter Defending Obamacare's 'Cadillac Tax'

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

The experts who brought you the “Cadillac tax” aren’t about to let it go without a fight. On Thursday, 101 economists and other health policy ex...

Hillary Clinton Calls For Eliminating Obamacare's 'Cadillac Tax'

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced she wants to eliminate the “Cadillac tax,” a key feature of the Affordable Care Act that economists love and ...

Democratic Candidates Criticize Obamacare Tax Disliked By Unions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as they're defending the Affordable Care Act against Republican attacks, the three major Democratic presidential candidates agreed ...

6 Things You Should Know About the Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

Julie Stich | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Julie Stich

The decision is in! The Supreme Court has ruled on the landmark Affordable Care Act case. Now what?

6 Things You Need to Know Now About Obamacare's Cadillac Tax

Julie Stich | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

The tax starts in 2018, but many employers are making changes to their health care plans now to avoid the tax in the future.

Report: Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax' Comes With Unintended Consequences

Leah Binder | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Slated to go into effect in 2018, the mere threat of the Cadillac Tax has already decreased the income of millions of American workers, according to the Towers Watson/NBGH report.

Raising the Medicare Age: 8 Reasons Why It's the Worst Presidential "Bargain" Since 1854

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Capital's misplaced focus on austerity has led to plenty of bad ideas, but one of the worst is raising the Medicare retirement age to 67. It may be the most destructive deal to come out of Washington since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.

I'm About to Dive Into Health Reform's High Risk Pool

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm actually a prime candidate for one of the key provisions being touted by the bill's supporters; the high risk pools that will be created in the next 90 days for people with pre-existing conditions.

The White House Weighs In On Health Reform -- What's Next?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The President is outlining what he considers a reasonable resolution of the two bills. Will it work? Consider this: The alternative is no legislation at all.

Will This Study Finally End Democrats' Magical Thinking About the 'Cadillac Tax'?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Zombie ideas -- like the Cadillac tax and trickle-down economics -- are hard to kill. If they sound good to you the first time you hear them, then you fall in love with them.

Health Care: How a Summit Can Work

Bowman Cutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bowman Cutter

If, you believe the situation is precarious, that some kind of change of strategy is essential, and on the minor question of the substance, even a start at real health care reform is unlikely without a game-changer -- then the situation looks different. That's where I think we are.

A Tale of Two Taxes

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

here's now talk not only of increasing the Medicare payroll tax, but of expanding the tax so that it also applies to investment income.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: Piecemeal Reform No Better Than A "Get Well Card" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the wreckage of the health care debate, some rescue workers have been searching for small pieces that could be salvaged. On Tuesday, House Speake...

Pass the Popular Parts of Health Care Reform and Ditch the Rest

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Passing the most popular parts of health care reform while ditching the rest, can give Democrats a "win" on health care without jamming controversial and unpopular elements down the throats of American voters.