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Published: Saturday, April 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Perhaps it is time to remove the burden of competing to provide health care options from employers.

FT
salt lake city, UT

It's nice to see conservatives finally talking about ways to improve the law instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water.

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Kenneth thanks for a reasonable alternative to the repeal crowd. I think the law doesn't go into effect until 2018 and like most tax proposals aside from raising money it contains social policy also.

I know it's proponents have multiple reasons for the law. Slowing health care costs by effecting over usage, starting to make a dent in health care insurance's exemption from taxation, and raising money to offset subsidies.

It would be interesting to read an informed discussion about these issues.

ordinaryfolks
seattle, WA

It is a little hard to take your comment seriously.

Your employer provided insurance is a benefit given to you without tax consequences. If your employer did not provide you with insurance, you would have to buy it with post tax dollars earned. If you get employer provided insurance, you are being tax subsidized by the federal government. You are a hog at the trough of the government.

Just who is getting these "Cadillac" plans anyway? The most egregious are those given CEO's and other highly placed individuals in a corporation. Do we really need to further subsidize someone making 6 or 7 figure salaries? Just how much of a pig at the trough are these people?

Gad, you Obamacare haters are really reaching when this provision is attacked.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

If my employer is able to offer me a "Cadillac plan" why is that the government's business? What happened to freedom in America?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

A well thought out and legitimate point. How refreshing.

This is the kind of mentality and dialogue needed in order to have fruitful discussions.

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

Hutterite is 100% correct. A single payer healthcare system could save billions for companies. Money that could be used to increase wages, other benefits, add jobs, provide better returns for the stockholders and on and on and on, not to mention a healthier, happier populace. Even Capitalists get sick. To FT's point, I am still waiting for an alternate proposal from conservatives. Oh, excuse me, that would be Obama/Romney/Heritage Care.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

ugottabkikdn. No Hutterite is completely wrong and here is why. There is no such thing as "free" healthcare or "free" anything else, even in Canada. Someone has to pay and single payer really means some people will be forced to work for that which they will not receive so others can receive what they did not work for. We used to call the slavery but now liberals call it "social justice". It is neither sustainable nor fair, even in Canada!

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

Why would they government tax better plans to death? Because this is all about control. Controlling your health is a big power grab.

They, the democrats in leadership want to be in your doctor's office with you, deciding whether or not you get treated, and publishing whatever is found to be wrong with you. They want to be the life and death panel.

Democrats in office want to control every aspect of your life, every bit as much as communist leaders sought to control everyone in their own country.

Kimber
Salt Lake City, UT

Here is a simple definition of a "Cadillac Plan"....it speaks for itself as to why they will be taxed....

Criticisms of these plans generally center on the small or nonexistent co-pays, deductibles, or caps that encourage the overuse of medical care, driving the cost up for the uninsured or those on other plans, which some say necessitates a Cadillac tax (Wikipedia)
The ACA is all about trying to make insurance more affordable for the insured, and Cadillac plans don't do that.

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

thid, nothing is free but today, we are paying, more than enough to cover a truly universal healthcare system. You just want to pay it to health insurance rather than apply it to healthcare.

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