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  •  What I'm puzzled about is this--why on earth (0+ / 0-)

    didn't the 'rank-and-file' complain about the Cadillac when the bill was being written?

    This was reported on extensively in the Washington Post, NYT, and probably most newspapers that carry 'AP?'

    Believe me, if your union leaders are saying they didn't know about the 'surcharge' law that 'they negotiated, which was delayed UNTIL 2017--you're being hoodwinked.

    As a former union rep, I'd love to see the union rank-and-file finally wake up.  Some (not all) of the union 'leaders' sold  you folks out years ago.

    BTW, some Democrats 'led the charge' to tax the Cadillac plans.

    Please see The Washington Post piece below.

    What Makes a Health Plan a 'Cadillac'?

    By Keith B. Richburg,
    October 01, 2009

    NEW YORK -- In the scramble to find money to overhaul the health-care system, Senate Democrats have been eyeing the most generous insurance packages -- what some call the "Cadillac" plans -- as a lucrative target to tax.

    But as the competing proposals are debated on Capitol Hill, a fundamental challenge has emerged: Few people agree on exactly what constitutes a Cadillac plan.

    Many proponents of taxing high-end employer-based coverage have singled out the titans of Wall Street finance and industry, whose insurance might pay for regular EKGs, CAT scans and weekend health retreats at tony spas. The California Health and Longevity Institute, for example, offers "comprehensive physicals" over several days that include personalized counseling on wellness, fitness and nutrition.


    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    by musiccitymollie on Thu May 30, 2013 at 07:02:03 PM PDT

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