You are here:HomeIssuesHealth Care Reform2017Amendment to Repeal ‘Cadillac Tax’ Dies

Amendment to Repeal ‘Cadillac Tax’ Dies

Senators did vote briefly to repeal one aspect of the Affordable Care Act that has been a major legislative priority of PIA: the Cadillac Tax...
August 1, 2017

Senators did vote briefly to repeal one aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has been a major legislative priority of PIA: the Cadillac Tax. As debate on ACA repeal progressed on  Friday July 27, an amendment was submitted by Nevada Senator Dean Heller (R) that would permanently repeal the 40% excise tax on so-called “overly generous” employer-provided health insurance. The amendment passed along party lines by a 52-48 vote—but because Majority Leader Mitch McConnell replaced the bill being debated before a final vote on passage, the vote was merely symbolic. PIA National will continue to advocate for the full and permanent repeal of the Cadillac Tax in the House.

 

Filed under: