posted by Clare Krusing
on February 12, 2015
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement in support of bipartisan legislation introduced today by Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA 3) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 9) to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance tax:
“Imposing a tax on health insurance does nothing to make coverage more affordable or accessible. It only increases costs for families, seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage, small businesses, and state Medicaid programs. Repealing the health insurance tax would be an important step to affordability for millions of Americans.”
More than 150 members of the House of Representatives have signed on to support repeal of the health insurance tax. Senators John Barrasso (WY) and Orrin Hatch (UT) also introduced a Senate version of this bill (S.183).
Background on the Health Insurance Tax:
For more information about the health insurance tax, visit our website at https://www.ahip.org/issues/health-insurance-tax/
Providing Health Benefits for Over 200 Million Americans.