Both the public and private sectors, as well as Democrats and Republicans, have joined together in an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax on high-cost group plans. Set to take effect in 2018, the so-called “Cadillac tax” would force employers to pay a 40% tax on plans exceeding $27,500 for a family or $10,200 for an individual.

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