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Old January 30, 2013, 12:14 PM   #57
Evan Thomas
Join Date: July 7, 2008
Location: Upper midwest
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Thanks for the link, BigD -- I'd missed this. According to that article, it's a fee that will be added to to the cost of health plans for both employers and individuals, to offset the cost of covering folks with preexisting conditions (who are now unable to get insurance) -- so not technically a tax, but an increase in insurance premiums: a nice little gift to the big insurance companies, in other words. Sure wouldn't want them to make less money, now would we?

(And health care is actually a good example of something that should be considered a necessity, and where price-gouging really is unethical... )
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