Legislation To Suspend The Health Insurance Tax Will Help Make Premiums More Affordable

posted by AHIP

on May 24, 2018

AHIP Commends Representatives Noem, Walorski, Sinema, and Bera for Promoting Financial Stability for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R.5963, a bipartisan bill that would suspend the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) for 2020.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA).

Americans have been calling for more affordable coverage and care, and this bill delivers for them. Suspending the Health Insurance Tax will help to lower premiums for everyone, whether they get coverage through their jobs, buy their own coverage, or enroll in Medicare Advantage or Medicaid. We thank Representatives Noem, Walorski, Sinema, and Bera for their continued leadership in promoting affordability and availability of care for every American. We encourage our leaders in Congress to build on this positive step by completely repealing the tax, sustaining those savings for millions of people.

About AHIP

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to millions of Americans through employer-provided coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for solutions that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. Visit for more information.