Reforming Health Care Tax Exclusion

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, issued the following statement in response to reports that House Republicans will drop the limit on the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance from their proposed health care legislation:  
Limiting the tax exclusion for high-cost health insurance plans both raises replacement revenue and helps control health care cost growth. 
Reports that the latest House GOP plan may remove previously proposed limits to the health exclusion are disappointing.
Providing health care coverage in a fiscally responsible manner requires trade-offs and tough choices. We encourage lawmakers to reform the health care exclusion to help control costs and pay for their plan. 


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