Speaker Paul Ryan and his friends in Washington, DC have a new scheme to dramatically increase taxes on employer-sponsored healthcare — and it would be a disaster for hardworking families already struggling to make ends meet.
Get health insurance with your job? Speaker Ryan’s scheme could effectively end employer-sponsored health insurance.
Advertised as the Republicans’ new ‘health care reform’ plan, Speaker Paul Ryan’s scheme would impose a dangerous and deceptive new tax on employer-sponsored health insurance that would effectively eliminate your ability to get affordable health care coverage with your job. No matter how Speaker Ryan tries to disguise his plan as “A Better Way,” his proposal would still hurt workers making less than $50,000 a year especially hard.
Paul Ryan doesn’t like to talk about it, but he plans to tax employer health insurance.
Washington Republicans would never support a 40% tax on the big corporations funding their campaigns — but that’s exactly what they’ve proposed for working families who earn their health insurance coverage with their job. Workers across the country have fought hard to repeal the 40% excise tax on health benefits that was included in the Affordable Care Act, but Speaker Ryan and some of his colleagues just don’t get it.
We need our leaders to reform health care — not destroy it.
We all know that fixes must be made to the Affordable Care Act, starting with the full and permanent repeal of the 40% excise tax on health benefits. This tax hits workers making less than $50,000 a year especially hard — and that’s why there’s a growing bipartisan movement to protect and strengthen employer-sponsored health insurance.