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ARLINGTON, VA – The House of Representatives will vote today to repeal the so-called “Cadillac tax” on employer health insurance, a provision in the Affordable Care Act that has yet to take effect. Americans for Prosperity welcomes the repeal of this harmful tax, the implementation of which has been delayed repeatedly due to bipartisan opposition.
AFP Policy Manager David Barnes issued the following statement:
“There’s a reason the Cadillac tax never got out of the parking lot. This tax has always been nothing more than a high-pressure sales gimmick to make the trillion dollars of new spending under the ACA seem paid for. We support the repeal of this bad policy that would punish the middle class and do nothing to fix our broken health care system. When politicians play budget games, American consumers get left in the dust.
“The best approach to addressing rising health care costs is to expand access to patient-centered options like Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Health Saving Accounts that put families in the driver’s seat of their health care decisions.”
For further information or to set up an interview, please send an email to GCipriano@afphq.org.
Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites activists in 35 states behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
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