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'Cadillac' tax isn't a tax -- it's a plan to finance real health reform

• Washington Post columnist
As we prepare for the final round of debate over health reform, perhaps the most contentious issue will be financing. In the Senate, the gap is closed by relying on the "Cadillac tax," a 40 percent assessment on insurance plans with premiums of more than $8,500 for singles and $23,000 for families. In the House, the gap is closed with a surtax on those earning more than $500,000. 

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Comment by Ducati Jeanne
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Ah, yes: perfessors and numbers.  Make 'em say what you want 'em to.

Where are the costs of illegals and who's been payin' for 'em?  They'ev been generously covered by the people working for the corporations paying (read deducted from payroll earned) for their employees insurance.  That will be an additional tax, now, spread over the work force with additional bureaucracies of collection and enforcement working for much more than the $8300 each of the 30million illegals will get from a $250billion shift from insurance to taxes to government benefits.

Yes, numbers are a wounderful thing.

Buck Norton 

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