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Health-Care Deal Almost Sealed, But Will A Special Election Nix It?
AlterNet - Chris Bowers, Open Left

Breakthrough on excise tax. Labor and the White house appear to have reached a deal on the excise tax. Some details: Under the outline currently being discussed, which the sources stressed is still fluid, the threshold for the tax on insurance plans would be raised above what passed the Senate – which was a tax on insurance plans costing $23,000 and up for families.

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