Just as President Barack Obama got his health care reform initiative started, a key point of controversy during his campaign against Sen. John McCain reared its ugly head–the notion that employer-paid coverage should no longer be tax-exempt. That’s bound to create a political backlash with voters, and it might prompt wider support for a single-payer system.


Stirring the pot was a March 12 story in “The Washington Post,” headlined: “Workers’ Health Benefits Eyed for Taxation” (click here for the full article).

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