Health Care “Reform”: On the Unacceptable So-Called Cadillac Tax (a Tax on High-Cost Health Insurance); Democratic Party Divided

Some in the House of Representatives appear to be uncomfortable with the so-called cadillac tax. Simultaneously, President Barack Obama supports the unwise excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans.

The entire affair is dispiriting because what the health careĀ  reform that the public sought from an Obama Administration has instead become an issue that will cause intraparty antagonism and disappointment because the bill on the front burner does not begin to address the problems.

Instead, Obama Administration and many people in the Congress support a tax that will fall upon those who can least afford it without the benefit of the single payer plan.

The flaws of the Senate bill (H.R. 3590) must be fixed before passage. I do not care about the fragility of the 60 votes. That should not be an impediment against improving the bill.