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Thursday, October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for the repeal of the “Cadillac tax” on high-end health insurance plans that was established under President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare law.

“I encourage Congress to repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, which applies to some employer-based health plans, and to fully pay for the cost of repeal,” Clinton said in a statement.

(Reporting by John Whitesides; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Photo: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New Hampshire, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

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  • itsfun

    Tax is here to stay with this congress. They will only do what Obama tells them to do.

    • johninPCFL

      Yeah, the GOP is right there – side by side with the president.

  • John Murchison

    I agree that this task is an inadvertent burden. Originally, this tax was viewed as a way to tax rich folks with high end health plans. Really though, these plans are used by very ill people, cancer patients and so forth. This tax, then, needs to go.

  • Otto Greif

    The tax subsidy for employer provided health insurance is regressive.