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Obama OKs Taxing High-End Health Plans

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jan 7, 2010.

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    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that they'll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end health insurance plans to pay for health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans.

    In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, but largely opposed by House Democrats and organized labor, Democratic aides said. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.

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