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“Cadillac Tax”: Robin Hood As a Model for Healthcare Reform

The Washington Post thinks that Obamacare’s so-called “Cadillac Tax” of 40 percent on comprehensive private sector health insurance policies, set to take effect in 2018, is the greatest thing since sliced bread...
August 20, 2013

The Washington Post thinks that Obamacare’s so-called “Cadillac Tax” of 40 percent on comprehensive private sector health insurance policies, set to take effect in 2018, is the greatest thing since sliced bread. PIA’s Ted Besesparis disagrees, in an article that points out that the new tax will hurt, not help efforts to encourage better health.

“All of this railing about ‘Cadillac’ plans has an undercurrent of class warfare,” he writes. “It’s like saying that people who have such plans don’t deserve them and employers who sponsor them are somehow denying coverage to the uninsured. This is envy in the form of public policy. The model for healthcare reform should not be Robin Hood.” Read the full article.

“Cadillac Tax”: Robin Hood As a Model for Healthcare Reform (PIA Connection 8/2013)

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