Posted by Dinah on June 28, 2012, at 16:21:49
In reply to Re: Welcome USA To Socialism Healthcare Bill Passed » novelagent, posted by Dinah on June 28, 2012, at 16:11:03
I might also add that the Cadillac plan tax starts at family plans over $27,500. Many large employers consider that if they won't be subject to the tax now, they soon will be - particularly in higher cost areas of the country. They fortunately upped this amount, and indexed it to inflation. But we all know that premiums rise faster than inflation. So I see a reasonable chance they could cut back benefits, and or choose to pay the penalty to force employees into the government pools rather than pay the 40% tax on these cadillac plans.
I can see far better ways to characterize cadillac plans than a fixed amount, even indexed for inflation.
And what do you think of the various exemptions, including union employees? How is that fair?