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Bipartisan Effort to Kill Cadillac Tax Grows

There are new signs of momentum in the effort to repeal the 40 percent excise tax on so-called “overly generous” healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act...
November 10, 2015

There are new signs of momentum in the effort to repeal the 40 percent excise tax on so-called “overly generous” healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tax is set to take effect in 2018, but it is already beginning to have an adverse effect.

In recent weeks, some Democrats joined Republicans in opposition to the Cadillac Tax. Now, we are getting reports that Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reid in the Senate are working behind the scenes to repeal one of the most controversial taxes in Obamacare. A senior Democratic aide confirmed to the Hill newspaper that Reid and Pelosi have been talking since the spring with President Obama about repealing the Cadillac Tax, with the two leaders later raising the issue in person with Obama during a September meeting.

PIA adamantly supports repeal of the Cadillac Tax. We have endorsed in the Senate S. 2045 by Sens. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), along with a companion bill in the House (H.R. 2050) by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT).

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