Apparently, the fix was in when union bosses' met in a closed door meeting at the White House on Monday and had a follow-up meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Unions bosses were reportedly able to get an exemption for collectively-bargained health care plans from the so-called "cadillac tax."
According to Congress Daily:
While Congress Daily notes that the exemption is not a done deal and it could be "tweaked" to include union-free workers as well, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) stated:
We couldn't agree more.