Bill Would Repeal Medical Device Tax, Cadillac Tax, Individual And Employer Mandates
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan’s opposition to a federal bill that would repeal unpopular Obamacare provisions, including the medical device tax, Cadillac tax and the individual and employer mandates:
“After years of Granite Staters suffering the disastrous consequences of Obamacare, there is finally enough legislative support to repeal some of the most damaging provisions of this failed law that are crushing small businesses and harming working families. It is unfortunate that the governor is following the lead of disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is stonewalling any effort to fix this broken law. New Hampshire deserves independent leaders who will work together to look out for taxpayers’ best interests, not another Washington politician who marches in lockstep with their party leadership.”
The negative effects of Obamacare’s medical device tax and “Cadillac” tax have been well-chronicled in New Hampshire newspapers. Obamacare remains widely unpopular and opposition to provisions such as the medical device tax is bipartisan
Portsmouth Herald: “Officials From Portsmouth To Manchester Are Warning Taxpayers And Municipal Workers Alike About The Potential Profound Impact Of The Affordable Care Act's So-Called Cadillac Tax.” (Jeff McMenemy, "Cities brace for impact of 'Cadillac' tax," Portsmouth Herald, 6/15/15)
Portsmouth Herald: “According To Ayotte, Efforts To Repeal It Have Become Bipartisan, Even Among Some Lawmakers Who Initially Approved Of The Tax.” (Paul Briand, “Ayotte: Medical device tax is ‘onerous’,” Portsmouth Herald, 4/4/14)
Union Leader: “The Affordable Care Act Will Cost The City Nearly $200,000 In The Current Fiscal Year, And Could Result In A $1.2 Million Levy In 2018, When A Tax For So-Called "Cadillac Plans" Is Set To Kick In” “The Affordable Care Act will cost the city nearly $200,000 in the current fiscal year, and could result in a $1.2 million levy in 2018, when a tax for so-called "Cadillac plans" is set to kick in, according to a report presented Tuesday.” (Ted Siefer, “Manchester government warned to plan for Cadillac tax on healthcare,” Union Leader, 10/1/13)
Eagle Tribune: "The Senate Needs To Vote To Abolish The Tax And By A Veto-Proof Margin." (Editorial, “Senate must vote to repeal medical device tax,” Eagle Tribune, 6/30/15)
USA Today: "'Enough Of This Haranguing About Obamacare,' Said Reid, Who Predicted That Senate Democrats Will Sustain A Presidential Veto Of The Bill." (Erin Kelly, “Senate poised to repeal major portions of Obamacare,” USA Today, 12/2/15)