Businesses, unions and others might want to see the repeal of the Cadillac tax portionof the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But a new reportfrom PwC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) says the Caddy tax will be a key“deflator” of upwardly spiraling national health care costs.

This “endorsement” of the tax on rich health care packages comesin a growth projection report by PwC that says the nation will seea slower growth pace for health spending in 2016.

Looking beyond next year, the report says that the Caddy tax isamong the factors that could continue to pull in the reins onhealth spending as a portion of GNP. The tax doesn’t take effectuntil 2018.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.