Hill divided over state, national health plans

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Labor union leaders met with Mrs. Pelosi at the Capitol on Tuesday but declined to say whether they would accept the tax on high-priced insurance plans if the threshold was raised, a possible compromise when merging the bill with the Senate, which doesn’t have the tax.

But the International Association of Fire Fighters union said later that the unions plan to fight the tax.

“We’re very much holding the line,” said Harold A. Schaitberger, general president of the IAFF. “The House has it right. The Senate has it wrong.”

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