Thursday, December 3, 2015

Alliance to Fight the 40 Statement on Bipartisan Vote to Repeal the “Cadillac Tax”

For Immediate Release
December 3, 2015
Tara Bradshaw (202) 467-4603

Alliance to Fight the 40 Statement on Bipartisan Vote to Repeal the “Cadillac Tax”

Washington, D.C. – The Alliance to Fight the 40 issued the following statement from James A. Klein, President of the American Benefits Council, following a 90-10 vote in favor of an amendment to permanently repeal the 40% tax on employee health benefits:

“We applaud the bi-partisan Senate leadership for making possible this important vote and the overwhelming number of Senators who voted to protect health coverage for 175 million Americans by supporting permanent repeal of the 40% 'Cadillac' tax. This tax is already proving to be a burden on workers, families, retirees and those living with chronic illnesses. We will continue working on this very critical issue until full repeal is enacted. Today’s vote is another strong bi-partisan recognition that this tax must be repealed to preserve employer-sponsored health coverage."

The Alliance to Fight the 40 is a broad based coalition comprised of public and private sector employer organizations, consumer groups, patient advocates, unions, health care companies, businesses and other stakeholders that support employer-sponsored health coverage. This coverage is the backbone of our health care system and protects over 175 million Americans across the United States. The Alliance seeks to repeal the 40% tax on employee health benefits to ensure that employer-sponsored coverage remains an effective and affordable option for working Americans and their families.

For more information on the 40% Tax on Health Benefits, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter @Fightthe40.


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