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Idea to tax insurers is gaining traction

Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2009
A proposal to tax insurance companies on their most-expensive policies appears to be gaining momentum in Congress and the White House, as lawmakers search for politically acceptable ways to fund a health overhaul. Republican and Democrat lawmakers suggested that the idea has broader appeal than some other funding plans that have been floated, such as taxing individuals on their employer-provided health plans, or imposing a surtax on the wealthiest Americans.