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Excise Tax Loses Support Amid White House Push
New York Times - Robert Pear

An agreement to tax high-cost, employer-sponsored health insurance plans, announced with fanfare by the White House and labor unions last month, is losing support from labor leaders, who say the proposal is too high a price to pay for the limited health care package they expect to emerge from Congress. But the White House is still urging Congress to adopt the excise tax as a way to help pay for President Obama’s ambitious health care proposals

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