New York Post
January 15, 2010
[efoods]Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping â€śCadillac taxâ€ť on high-cost health-care plans until 2018.
The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won’t be as lucky — they’ll have to cough up almost $90 billion.
The 40 percent excise tax on what have come to be called “Cadillac” health-care plans would exempt collective-bargaining contracts covering government employees and other union members until Jan. 1, 2018.