Stauber lauds House vote repealing ‘Cadillac tax’ provision of Obamacare
This week, Congressman Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, joined his fellow congressmen in overwhelmingly voting to repeal a major provision of Obamacare, former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Passing with a vote of 419-6, H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act would repeal the so-called “Cadillac tax,” a 40% penalty on high-value employer-sponsored health insurance plans. “Minnesotans need access to affordable and quality health care. Unfortunately, in recent years, health care has steadily become less affordable and should the Cadillac Tax take effect, this crisis will only worsen,” Stauber stated in a news release. “By implementing a 40% tax on certain employer sponsored health insurance plans, the Cadillac Tax would punish middle class families, many of whom already have a hard time making ends meet. When I came to Congress, I promised to address the rising cost of health care, so I am proud to help permanently repeal this unfair tax.” The “Cadillac tax” was designed as a provision for Obamacare. It would impact health insurance plans that cost more than $11,100 for an individual, and $29,750 for a family. Implementation of the tax has been delayed numerous times, most recently to 2022.