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Democratic Leaders Reach Compromise on Taxing Health Plans
New York Times - David M. Herszenhorn

The White House and Congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal on a proposed excise tax on high-cost, employer-sponsored insurance plans to be included in the final version of major health care legislation, according to officials familiar with the talks. Officials did not immediately provide details of the tentative agreement, but it is expected to include an increase in the thresholds at which policies are hit by the tax.