Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 25, 2015. Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the introduction of legislation to repeal the forty percent tax on quality health benefits from the Affordable Care Act:
America’s working families are encouraged by the bipartisan leadership to improve access to comprehensive health benefits. Passed more than five years ago, the Affordable Care Act’s main goal of making health care affordable has remained threatened by an unfair and unnecessary tax on quality care. Legislation like the bills introduced by Senators Dean Heller and Sherrod Brown present important opportunities to work across party lines to improve health care for working people in every state, blue or red. All leaders who support quality, affordable care should join in these efforts.