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Courtney announces support of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for "Cadillac tax" repeal

November 4, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), sponsor of H.R. 2050, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act, announced today that repeal of the so-called "Cadillac tax"has received the backing of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN).

"The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network weighing in to support repeal of the 'Cadillac tax' demonstrates that at the end of the day, this will be a reform that goes to the heart of the Affordable Care Act's admirable goals: expanding access to critical, lifesaving care. ACS CAN recognizes that the 'Cadillac tax,' if applied as directed through regulations, will raise barriers that would deprive patients of needed cancer screenings, diagnostic tests, and lifesaving treatment. We must repeal this onerous tax before it diminishes the progress we have made since enactment of the ACA," said Courtney.

The ACS CAN position paper stated, "ACS CAN is committed to ensuring that persons with cancer and cancer survivors have access to affordable health insurance. We believe the Cadillac tax could have a direct impact on the continued affordability of employer-sponsored health insurance. Repeal of the tax could prevent potential erosion of employer-provided health insurance without jeopardizing the structural integrity of the Affordable Care Act." 

Click here to read the full position paper from ACS CAN in support of repealing the "Cadillac tax."

Congressman Courtney's effort to repeal the "Cadillac tax" recently received the backing of the American College of Emergency Physicians. More than 80 groups including business, labor, patient advocates and providers, have declared their support for repealing the "Cadillac tax."