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Cadillac Tax

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 10.02.2015 | 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 hea...

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 ...

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 06.25.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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.

Will Employers Drop Coverage As Reform Goes Into Effect?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generat...

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.

Obama Retreats On Health Care Reform Bill

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional allies signaled Wednesday they may try to scale back his sweeping health care overhaul to ...

Will the 'Don't-Blame-Me' Dems Take Responsibility and Fix Health Reform?

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

Aren't people who have participated in a failure supposed to look at their part in the problem, then step up and take responsibility for it? Watching the Democrats, those thoughts feel like relics from an archaic age.

Health Care: What We Do Now

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

The Senate already passed a health care plan though. We need to vocally and wholeheartedly support that bill without any changes.

What Would Dr. King Have Thought of Health Reform?

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

On this Martin Luther King Day, the struggle to provide decent health care to all Americans isn't over. There's still time to fight for the most just, wise, and equitable bill possible.

Three Reasons You May Be Uneasy With Health Reform

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

If the end product is an imperfect health care reform bill, one that takes too much from the middle class in order to help those even less fortunate, that won't be what some people wanted. But it will be be an improvement.

The Washington Post: Always Fighting the Wrong War

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

If the Washington Post will outsource financial reporting to an anti-spending conservative, why wouldn't they outsource their health reform reporting to ... insurance companies?

Why President Obama's 'Taurus Tax' Is the Wrong Medicine

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

President Obama promised that there would be no middle class tax hikes on his watch. Apparently he's changed his mind.