Washington – Democratic 2016 Presidential front runner and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,is at odds with President Barack Obama and his administration. Ms. Clinton told a crowd in Iowa that she was declaring her opposition to ObamaCare’s “Cadillac Tax” on high-end healthcare plans.
Ms. Clinton gave her reason why she that the Affordable Care Act could be improved. She also said she would be willing to explore anything that would make the law better.
“Too many Americans are struggling to meet the cost of rising deductibles and drug prices. That’s why, among other steps, I encourage Congress to repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, which applies to some employer-based health plans, and to fully pay for the cost of repeal,” Clinton wrote in a statement Tuesday.
There is no doubt that Ms. Clinton will anger those ObamaCare backers, though it could also unlock important endorsements from the country’s largest unions. The tax, which goes into effect during the next president’s tenure, specifically targets expensive health plans, making it a top issue for union groups, which typically give members generous benefits.
There is no doubt that Ms. Clinton knows that the controversial tax, which has been repeatedly delayed, is still three years away from implementation. But many business’s, unions and Democrats in areas such as New England and the West Coast, where health insurance costs are higher oppose the tax.
Ms. Clinton has in the past shown a wiliness to if she became president to fix parts of the Affordable Car Act. She is far from repealing the law but she has spoken about making the law better by tweaking some parts of Obamacare. .