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Ad campaign seeks to get lawmakers to lower PPACA taxes

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  • November 19 2012, 9:43am EST

Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Humana Inc., the second-biggest provider of Medicare health plans, said business groups plan an advertising campaign to get lawmakers to ease new taxes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Stop the HIT, a Washington-based coalition of trade groups, will start the effort during the lame-duck congressional session this year, Heidi Margulis, Humana’s senior vice president for public affairs, told analysts during an investor conference last week. Changes to the taxes will be “on the table” as part of talks to cut the U.S. budget deficit, she said.

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