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Support slips for tax on employee health benefits

Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2009

Senators are cooling to a proposal that would impose a tax on employer-provided health insurance and are giving renewed attention to taxes on the wealthy to pay for a healthcare overhaul. Senate negotiators are considering a wider range of ways to pay for expanding health coverage, including President Barack Obama's proposal to limit tax deductions for the wealthy and another proposal to impose an income surtax on the wealthy.