Thursday, January 14, 2010

Let's give unions tax subsidies

According to a labor source familiar with the talks, the agreement [between the White House and labor leaders] calls for a 40 percent tax surtax on [health insurance] policies that cost more than $24,000 for family coverage and $8,900 for individuals... Health plans negotiated on behalf of state and local workers, or as part of collective-bargaining agreements, would be exempt for five years after the 2013 effective date...
--Lori Montgomery and Michael Shear, Washington Post, on the health care bill sausage getting made

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