The Chicago Tribune, 7 January 2010
Publié le :
7 janvier 2010
"WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama
signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that they'll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end health insurance plans to pay for health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans.
"In a meeting at the White House
, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, but largely opposed by House Democrats
and organized labor, Democratic aides said. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.
"House Democrats want to raise income taxes on high-income individuals instead and are reluctant to abandon that approach, while recognizing that they will likely have to bend on that and other issues so that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
, D-Nev., can maintain his fragile 60-vote majority support for the bill."