Sunday, November 8, 2009

House Passes Version of Health Reform Bill....

The New York Times published a story today about some of the provisions of the Health Reform Bill passed yesterday by the House of Representatives.  Among these provisions that will have immediate social impact is the change to the tax laws governing domestic partner benefits offered to employees:

"Under the bill, such benefits would be tax-free, just like health benefits provided to the family of an employee married to a person of the opposite sex."

Currently, they are treated as taxable income, preventing many who are qualified for the benefit from signing up.

Thanks to Michael at for bringing it to my attention.

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