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Aware that the comprehensive Obamacare repeal bill expected to pass the Senate in the coming days will invariably be vetoed by President Obama, lawmakers from both parties are exploring other ways to kill the Cadillac tax, one of the rare provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that has earned scorn from both the left and the right.

The plan now appears to be to include a repeal of the tax among a large package of tax cuts that Congressional leaders hope to pass by the end of the year. To be clear, that is not the same as the massive, end-of-the year spending bill Congress is scrambling to approve before the New Year.

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