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Unions rally to oppose a tax on health insurance

New York Times, January 11, 2010

Labor leaders are fuming that President Obama has endorsed a tax on high-priced, employer-sponsored health insurance policies as a way to help cover the cost of healthcare reform, the New York Times reports. And as Senate and House leaders seek to negotiate a final healthcare bill, unions are pushing to have that tax dropped from the legislation, or at the very least they want the price threshold raised so that the tax would affect fewer workers, reports the Times.