From the beginning, it was clear that many who helped push President Obama's signature health law through Congress in 2010 would not stick around to support all of the legislation's provisions. 

Labor unions and Democrats across the party's ideological spectrum have signaled support for repealing the "Cadillac tax," which imposes a 40-percent tax on the most generous health plans–those worth more than $10,200 a year for individuals or $27,500 for families. 

But perhaps the most stinging defection for the Obama administration comes from Hillary Clinton, who finally came out against the tax this week after saying for months that she would review the issue.

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