January 11, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) issued the following statement on the introduction of S.80 – the Jobs and Premium Protection Act – a bipartisan bill that would permanently repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The bill was introduced by Sen. John Barrasso III (R-Wyo.), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
“Americans have been calling for more affordable coverage and care, and this bill delivers for them. Permanently repealing the Health Insurance Tax is a commonsense solution that would save billions of dollars by lowering premiums and costs for millions of families, seniors, small business owners and state governments.
We thank Senators Barrasso, Gardner, and Sinema for their continued leadership in promoting health care affordability and accessibility for every American. We encourage our leaders in Congress to pass this bill and fully repeal this harmful tax.”