Rep. Cisneros issues statement on repealing Cadillac healthcare tax

Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan in repealing the costly “Cadillac” health care tax with H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.

“I came to Congress to fight for families and protect their right to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Rep. Cisneros. “I am proud to stand with my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to ensure that working families of the 39th don’t have to worry about the cost of their employer-based health care. Hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to choose between paying for their healthcare or delaying life-saving care. We must do all we can to ensure that we keep healthcare affordable and give families the relief they need.”

Rep. Cisneros has been fighting hard since day one to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make healthcare more affordable. Recently, he voted in support of H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, and H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, both bills passed the House and are awaiting action in the Senate.

Background

H.R. 748 repeals the ACA’s “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer health plans, which is scheduled to take effect in 2022. The tax was originally set to take effect in 2018 and apply to employer-sponsored health plans that cost more than $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families in 2018. The rate is set at 40% of coverage costs that exceed those thresholds, which will be adjusted annually for inflation.

This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.