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New lobbying group to grease wheels for ‘Cadillac’ tax repeal
Modern Healthcare

Big businesses and unions, traditionally foes at the bargaining table, have both voiced disdain for the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac” tax on generous health plans. Now, they plan on turning up the heat to repeal it.

A coalition of large employers, business groups and unions—including the American Benefits Council, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Cigna Corp., Pfizer and Laborers International Union of North America—registered last week as a lobbying group. The group, called the Alliance to Fight the Forty, has the explicit goal of repealing the 40% excise tax.