Blase Policy Strategies | Improve, Don’t Repeal, ObamaCare’s Cadillac Tax

Improve, Don’t Repeal, ObamaCare’s Cadillac Tax

July 24, 2019

By Brian Blase

There’s one provision of ObamaCare almost everyone wants to repeal. Last week the House voted 419-6 to repeal the so-called Cadillac tax, a 40% excise on high-cost employer-sponsored health insurance. The bill now moves to the Senate.

Congress has twice delayed the tax—originally set to take effect in 2018—and weakened it by allowing employers to deduct the levy itself from their profits. But repealing the Cadillac tax is a bad idea. Instead, Congress should modify it to encourage the use of health savings accounts….

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