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Bipartisan Cadillac Tax Repeal Efforts Continue

Bipartisan efforts continue in Congress to repeal the Cadillac Tax, a 40 percent excise tax under the Affordable Care Act on so-called "overly generous" employer-provided health insurance, set to take effect in 2018...
November 7, 2015

Bipartisan efforts continue in Congress to repeal the Cadillac Tax, a 40 percent excise tax under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on so-called "overly generous" employer-provided health insurance, set to take effect in 2018. 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).

Rep. Courtney, a Democrat who supports the ACA, nevertheless strongly opposes the Cadillac Tax and even tried to get it removed from the original bill. In an article he wrote for the Huffington Post, Rep. Courtney said the Cadillac Tax undermines good healthcare.

"If the goal of the Cadillac tax is to reduce superfluous health care spending, as its proponents assert, then it will also reduce necessary health care spending, which leads to poorer outcomes for patients," he wrote.

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