07/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/18/2019 09:37
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), which repeals what's known as the 'Cadillac Tax'. The Cadillac Tax would have imposed a 40 percent tax on some employer-sponsored health insurance plans. Larson is a cosponsor of the legislation.
'Since the enactment of the 'Cadillac' tax in 2010, Joe Courtney has led the charge to repeal the tax. This tax would drive employers to reduce the health care benefits they provide to their employees, making medical care less affordable and creating serious access barriers for millions of workers. It also would disproportionately and unfairly impact older workers, women and working families in expensive geographic areas. I am proud that the House of Representatives, led by Joe Courtney, is acting on solutions to this health care affordability crisis by passing this legislation and other bills that will bring down costs.'