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Don't Stop with Killing Cadillac Tax – Volkswagen System of Profiting Off the Sick Must Go Too


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Don't Stop with Killing Cadillac Tax – Volkswagen System of Profiting Off the Sick Must Go Too

RoseAnn DeMoro

To unpack the hubbub over the fraudulently named “Cadillac tax” let’s lift the covers off the corporate ideology of both the tax and Affordable Care Act it funds, and ask again, why do we continue to cling to a healthcare system premised on profiting off the sick?

Behind the controversy is a fundamental tenet of the ACA over how to shrink skyrocketing healthcare costs, the primary demand of corporate employers alarmed at how much more they pay out every year in health benefits – one reason President Obama talked repeatedly about health costs harming the economy.


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The most efficient insurance spreads risks over the greatest population possible. Universal health care now! Civilization, not cannibalization!


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What is called a "Cadillac Plan" still has poorer coverage than what all Canadians or British get for free.

Ironically and tragically, this "Cadillac Plan" Tax is going to primarily punish unionized workers who through their organizing, solidarity and bargaining from strength, have earned good health coverage. But now, employers are using the untenable costs of the "Cadillac Tax" to tear up the union contracts and even lock out and bust the union workers as is happening to 2200 workers at Allegheny Technologies. They have been locked out and replaced with scabs.

Thank-you Obama you capitalist ass-kisser!

edit: And I'm not sure what the reference to Volkswagen is supposed to mean. Volkswagen is the most pro-union employer in the USA.