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Kerry wants insurer tax to pay for care

Senator John Kerry has a proposal to tax insurance firms on their most expensive health plans, a Finance Committee source said. Senator John Kerry has a proposal to tax insurance firms on their most expensive health plans, a Finance Committee source said. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / July 21, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Senator John F. Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, eager to find a compromise on paying for the healthcare overhaul without taxing employee benefits, has stepped into the fray with an idea that could help Senate Finance Committee negotiators close the gap. (Full article: 390 words)

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