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AFP Urges House to Repeal “Cadillac tax”

Jul 17, 2019 by AFP

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.” 


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