The tax seeks to slow the growth rate of health costs and finance health coverage expansion.
Proponents say high-cost plans are bloated, shield workers from the true cost of care and encourage unnecessary tests and hospital visits.
Labor unions, which are pushing to have the tax eliminated or the threshold raised, fear workers will unfairly feel the brunt of the tax and take issue with the “Cadillac” reference.
“It’s extremely misleading,” said Anders Lindall, AFSCME Council 31 spokesman in Chicago. “Far from being excessive, our plans are reliable, strong and safe.
“The tax punishes workers who have made sacrifices in pay to trade off for health security for their families. We shouldn’t impose a negative incentive against strong health plans.”
“Proponents assert people are overinsured, and that to control health spending the thing to do is increase peoples’ deductibles and copays, and that will get people to tell their doctors they don’t need as much health care,” said Tom Leibfried, national AFL-CIO legislative representative. “But there’s not a lot of evidence that increasing what people pay out of pocket slows health spending.”
Here is the entire article that I quoted this from: http://www.suntimes.com/news/22686154-418/employers-shifting-costs-to-avoid-obamacare-cadillac-tax.html
Would it sounds like is President Robin Hood is punishing those who have excellent health care by taxing them in order to help finance health care for his minions.