LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – In explaining Humana’s decision this week to cut 2% of its nationwide workforce, CEO Bruce Broussard pointed to general pressures on the health insurance industry – things like, “new technologies” and the “demand for value” – according to a company-wide email on Monday.

But 2020 will be “particularly challenging” for the Louisville-based firm, Broussard said in the all-staff message, because of the expected return of the “health insurance tax,” a provision of the 2010 Obamacare health reform law that Humana estimates will cost the company $1.2 billion next year.

The health insurance industry tax – expected to raise $15.5 billion in all next year – is a special levy paid

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