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GOP health insurance plan would make workers pay tax on benefits
By Jayne O'Donnell
From USA Today on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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“Rather than taxing benefits, we encourage Congress to focus more on removing payment incentives for health care providers and suppliers that drive unnecessary health care spending," said Brian Marcotte, CEO of the National Business Group on Health.

Marcotte said his group would rather see the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services move more quickly to paying for the quality rather than quantity of treatments provided to Medicare patients. He specifically cited "financial incentives that encourage providers to use more expensive care in more expensive settings when lower cost alternatives of equal or better quality exist.” Drugmakers and patient groups they fund are currently fighting a proposed CMS experiment to reduce what some doctors are paid to administer injectible and infused drugs.