When Majority of So-Called “Cadillac Health Plans” Turn Out to be Pro-Democrat Union Health Plans, Obama Dictates that Unions are to be Exempted from New Taxes on “Cadillac” Plans!!

Democratic negotiators acceded to union demands for a scaled-back tax on high-end health-insurance plans, exempting union contracts from the tax until 2018, five years beyond the start date for other workers. The deal helped Democrats clear a key hurdle, but the break for organized labor added to the pressure to find new revenue to pay for their health bill, which is designed to give coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. Negotiators were considering increasing the financial hit on drug makers, nursing homes and medical-device makers, according to people familiar with the discussions. The tax on high-value insurance plans was included in the Senate’s version of the bill but not the House’s, and has been one of the main unresolved issues as Democrats work to combine measures passed by the two chambers late last year.