A key piece of Obamcare finds an unlikely foe

Source: Abby Goodnough, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

In the heat of the legislative fight over the Affordable Care Act, Obama administration officials argued that a steep tax on high-cost health insurance plans would hold down soaring health care costs by prompting employers to rein in such plans and force employees to spend more of their own money on their care.  Democrats swallowed hard and included the Cadillac tax in the landmark health law.

The House will vote on whether to repeal the tax, not only a key cost-containment provision in Barack Obama’s signature health law but also one of the main ways it was to pay for itself.

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