Almost 7 in 10 people oppose Cadillac tax, poll finds

Roughly 7 in 10 Americans believe the Cadillac tax under the Affordable Care Act should be repealed or delayed, according to The Hill.

The results, released Oct. 21, are from a poll commissioned by a number of business groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and Business Roundtable. The poll surveyed 1,543 registered voters online via Morning Consult.

The poll also found 72 percent of Americans are "unsure or mistaken" regarding their understanding of the Cadillac tax, which applies a 40 percent non-deductible excise tax on employer-sponsored health coverage. It will take effect in 2018.

A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation last month found 60 percent of the public was against the tax and 28 percent favored it.

Although every 2016 presidential candidate opposes the tax, the four bills in Congress attempting the tax's repeal have been unsuccessful thus far.

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