The ‘Cadillac Tax’ Controversy Continues
CBS News details the current state of play regarding this tax, which was intended to help reduce health care costs. Meanwhile, The Richmond Times-Dispatch examines escape routes for the state's Medicaid coverage gap.
Why Obamacare's "Cadillac Tax" Is So Contentious
President Obama's signature health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but just how affordable remains an open question even this long after its enactment. One of its provisions that aimed at chipping away health care's high costs is a tax that attempts to remove a hidden subsidy for the most expensive employer-paid health insurance plans. (Thoma, 5/23)
The Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Escaping The Medicaid Gap
There may be a gaping health insurance coverage gap in Virginia, but at least it’s escapable. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act marketplace ended Jan. 31, but Virginia residents who have a change in circumstances that qualifies them for subsidized health insurance, such as marriage or a new job, do not have to wait until next year to get insurance — they might qualify for a special enrollment period. (Demeria, 5/22)