On March 1, NACo joined over 500 organizations on a letter urging members of Congress to cosponsor legislation that would fully repeal the 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans. The tax, also referred to as the Cadillac Tax, was originally included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is set to go into effect in 2022.
Repealing the implementation of the Cadillac Tax has been a county priority since it’s inclusion in the ACA in 2010. Since enactment, Congress has delayed implementation of the tax several times.
“America’s 3.6 million county employees serve more than 200 million residents nationwide. The excise tax would hinder our ability to attract and retain a quality workforce, while increasing the burden on local taxpayers,” said Matt Chase, NACo executive director.
NACo supports a full and permanent repeal of the excise tax and will continue working with our congressional champions to achieve this goal.