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Revamping the tax on healthcare plans proves tougher than Gov. Brown thought
Los Angeles Times

Three weeks ago, Gov. Jerry Brown confidently predicted that the vexing question of how to extend a tax on healthcare plans in order to fund state medical coverage for the poor was well on its way to being solved. “We need the [managed care organization] tax now — this month,” Brown said. “We’re going to get it. We’ve got to get it.” But as January has come to a close, his administration has yet to nail down an overhaul that can win support from the insurers, much less secure the Republican votes necessary to pass the Legislature.