Cadillacs Need to Stay on the Road

Posted January, 6 2010 by arianne

For people with serious illness and disabilities, “Cadillac” health plans are the dependable “cars” they need.

Rather than tax millionaires to help finance health care reform, as the House bill does, Senate health reform legislation taxes comprehensive group health policies, called “Cadillac” plans. To avoid the tax, recent surveys of employers tell us that 87 percent would reduce comprehensive benefits, leaving many without adequate coverage.
(see this original post on CIDNY’s blog)

Mark Scherzer, Legislative Counsel to New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage (a project of CIDNY), explains in a letter published in the New York Times why comprehensive coverage is indispensable to people who are seriously ill and disabled.

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