January 14th, 2010
06:10 PM ET
12 years ago

Union leaders: Deal reached on taxing 'Cadillac' health care plans

Washington (CNN) - Union leaders, the White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to limit the reach of a tax on high-end health insurance plans that would help pay for a proposed overhaul of the U.S. health care system, union leaders involved in the talks said Thursday.

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  1. southern cousin

    Antoher union bailout for these oxygen thieves that have killed American industry? What scumbags these liberals are. Hard working Americans will be picking up the tabs for these worthless people that find it necessary to hire fat union thugs to do their thining for them.

    January 14, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  2. Joe

    When is the American poplulation goingto wake up??? Another sweatheart deal done under secrecy to another privelege group. Who is goingto pay for this plan??? When are you liberals goingto wake up. Ther eason for all theproblems in many states are pension funds being underfunded and those working do not contribute one penny. Now another Union deal. I would hopethat everyone in the coutry, including you liberals wake up. This is goingto cost everyone who works har, is not amember of a union, and basically middle class to pay for this plan. Yes this includes you stupid liberals that think this is such a great plan. Cannot wait for all of you to cry when this thing goes into effect and you wake up and realize what the Democratic Party had done to you. Arise all independents and vote these idiots out of office in November. Hopefully you will get a wake up call if Mass elects a Republican....

    January 14, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  3. Right Leaning Independent

    Headline should read "Weak Dems cave to big scary unions – Again". The greedy unions once again show that they care just about what is best for them and not the country in this case. This healthcare plan is almost as big a joke as the baffoons trying to craft it!

    January 14, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  4. Steve-Illinois

    How about that new tax on banks and big business to pay back the bail out funds. Let's see, if you borrowed money and paid it back, you get taxed, if you never borrowed money, you get taxed, UNLESS you are G.M., Chrysler, Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae, then you are EXEMPT from the tax. Why is that? Could it be because the government and unions own G.M.? That the government owns a big chunk of Chrysler? That Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are also controlled by the government? Yep, another great plan to create jobs! And who ultimately gets to pay this tax? The working stiffs whose taxes provided the bail out funds in the first place!!!!

    January 14, 2010 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  5. Dodd Democrat...


    Why all the hiding and sneaking around?

    What are they hiding?

    January 14, 2010 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
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