Nunes Blog

Chipping away at Obamacare taxes

Washington, July 31, 2019
Last Wednesday, with my support, Congress voted in favor of H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019. There was strong bipartisan support for the bill, which passed the House of Representatives on a 419 – 6 vote. The bill repeals Obamacare’s burdensome Cadillac tax, thus saving employers from paying a 40 percent tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage. The bill will lower deductibles and make coverage more affordable for millions of hardworking Americans.

Still, this bill could have done more to remove unnecessary tax burdens on Americans, such as the medical device tax and the health insurance tax. We must continue to undo the damage Obamacare has done to our nation’s healthcare system. I remain committed to removing Obamacare's mandates, penalties, taxes, and regulations in favor of an affordable and efficient free-market healthcare system for everyone. You can watch my remarks on H.R. 748 by clicking on the above image.