Congressman Visclosky Statement on Cosponsoring H.R. 2050, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2015
“I supported the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because I wanted to ensure that every American has access to quality and affordable health care. However, one provision of the ACA, often incorrectly referred to as a ‘Cadillac Tax,’ will be particularly burdensome on families, many of whom have collectively bargained for their long-term health care at the expense of other forms of compensation and benefits.
“This is unacceptable to me. That is why, after careful review, I have decided to cosponsor Rep. Joe Courtney’s (D-CT) legislation that would repeal the 40 percent tax on health insurance expenditures over $10,200 per person and $27,500 per family, scheduled to go into effect in 2018.
“I urge my colleagues to remove this provision and continue to work together to improve the ability of the ACA to achieve its goal of providing quality and affordable insurance to all Americans and their families.”