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73% Oppose Taxing Health Care Benefits Provided by Employers

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Americans overwhelmingly oppose the idea of taxing the health insurance benefits provided by their employers but are less adamant when it comes to workers who earn more than $150,000 a year.

Proposals have been made to include the amount employers pay toward a worker’s health insurance as part of his or her overall taxable income, but just 13% of American Adults think that’s a good idea. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 73% oppose taxing health insurance benefits provided by employers. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 17-18, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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