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NYT: Hillary to Propose Ending Obamacare's 'Cadillac Tax'

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By    |   Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 05:13 PM

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will propose ending the "Cadillac tax" on some employer-provided health care plans, The New York Times reports.

President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act penalizes companies whose premiums are higher than $10,200 a year for individuals and $27,500 for families, which encourages companies to drop the plans which unions and workers like.

The Times quotes a senior official of the American Federation of Teachers who said union President Randi Weingarten was contacted by Clinton campaign aides in recent days to inform her of the move.

The union in July endorsed Clinton, who indicated at the time she had concerns about the tax. It doesn't go into effect until 2018 and has bi-partisan opposition in Congress.

Clinton's action could likely draw in more union support, which so far has been reluctant to endorse her, the Times notes.

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