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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"

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Labor Leaders Admit They Can't Kill Health Care Tax

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The presidents of about a dozen labor unions will meet with President Barack Obama on Monday to push him to limit the scope of a proposed tax on high-...

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Union Leaders To Discuss Cadillac Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is planning to meet with union leaders in the next few days in order to address their opposition to a proposed tax on high-cost...

Getting Real: Ten Myths Behind Progressive Support for the Senate Health Bill

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

Some of the current bill's provisions are going to hurt the Democrats and will probably cost them seats unless they're removed. How can a smaller group of Democrats do what a bigger group could not?

'Cadillac Tax' Debate Shows We Don't Understand the Problem

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The effort to expand health care coverage by enacting a so-called "Cadillac Tax" is perhaps contradictory. While such effort enables greater access for some, it effectively limits access for others.

Sam Stein

Nine-Million-Member Union Coalition Calls For Defeat Of Cadillac Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of federal and postal employees, numbering nearly nine million members, sent a letter to congressional leaders on Tuesday insisting that t...

Sam Stein

Cadillac Tax Feud: House, Senate Dems Tangle

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tensions are mounting between House and Senate Democrats as the chambers try to hammer out an agreement over how to pay for health care reform. Hous...

What Next in the Battle for Health Care Reform?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Those who are critical of Obama need to remember something: health insurance reform is an achievement that has eluded presidents for decades. It's easy to criticize. It's not so easy to actually get things done.

Cadillac Tax: Congress Is Split On Reform Effort To Tax Costly Health Care Plans

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposed tax on high-cost, or "Cadillac," health insurance plans has touched off a fierce clash between the Senate and the House as they wrestle ove...

Union Exemption From Excise Tax Is a Bad, Bad Idea

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Whitney

If unions take the deal to exempt union health care plans from the excise tax, they fulfill one of the worst of stereotypes of labor unions: blind self interest.

DC's Excise Tax Cult Battles Unions, Critical Research and Taxing the Rich

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The centrist natives of Washington are banding together to defend their faith-based totem: the wildly unpopular excise tax on high-cost health plans.

A Damoclean Sword Over Health Care Reform

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The sword of Damocles is a useful metaphor for understanding the ramifications being experienced by President Obama as the Senate and House health care bills are merged in coming days.