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New tax in Senate health plan draws bipartisan fire

New York Times, September 18, 2009

Senators of both parties said that they would seek significant changes in a Democratic proposal to tax generous high-cost health insurance policies. The tax, proposed as a way to help finance coverage of the uninsured, would be levied on insurance companies. But the senators said they worried that it would be passed on to individual policyholders, families, and employers who buy insurance for their workers.