Plan to tax people with good insurance faces hurdles

05/8/2009 | NYTimes.com

A proposal to tax the people with the best health insurance to pay for those who don't have any is gaining backers in Washington, including members of the Obama administration. The proposal, which could raise $100 billion over five years, was initially opposed by President Barack Obama when it was floated during last year's presidential campaign. But Congress may have difficulty crafting such a policy, some experts say.

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