Renewed Concern About “Cadillac Tax”
A coalition committed to repealing the “Cadillac Tax,” a 40 percent excise tax on so-called “overly generous” employer-sponsored health plans, is expressing disappointment that the tax is only delayed, not eliminated, in a GOP-backed bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The group Alliance to Fight the 40 | Don’t Tax My Health Care said the American Health Care Act would repeal all of the taxes included in the Affordable Care Act, except for the 40% tax on health benefits, which would be delayed through 2024. “We remain deeply concerned about the impact the ‘Cadillac Tax’ will have on the 177 million Americans with employer-sponsored health coverage,” said the group in a statement.
More than 300 members of the House have previously supported legislation to repeal the “Cadillac Tax” and 90 members of the Senate voted for permanent repeal. PIA strongly opposes the “Cadillac Tax” and has called for its outright repeal.