White House scores key labor deal on health-care bill

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The White House on Thursday cut a deal with its closest labor allies to blunt the impact of a new tax on high-cost insurance policies — and blunt their protests against the health reform plan.

Democrats couldn’t eliminate the tax on union members’ high-cost insurance policies altogether but did put off the effective date until 2018, but only for labor agreements and state and local government workers.

Full story: White House scores key labor deal – Carrie Budoff Brown – POLITICO.com.

via HotAir.com