Tag Archives: Cadillac tax

The House Republicans’ Health Plan

The basic goal of the newly released House GOP health reform plan is to ensure all Americans have access to affordable health insurance and high quality health care services, but without as much reliance on federal control and regulation as the ACA.

June 22, 2016

About That Cadillac Tax

Congress delayed implementation of the Cadillac tax until 2020. There are two key practical issues with the tax that warrant continued caution: the indexing problem and the adaptation question.

April 25, 2016

Reform The ‘Cadillac Tax’ To Target Rich Benefits, Not High Costs

Some of the advocacy for the excise tax is misguided, but its marketing as a tax on luxury coverage states a principle that should be part of national health policy. It should be fixed so it applies to a clear definition of relatively luxurious benefits.

March 16, 2016

Affordability: The Most Urgent Health Reform Issue For Ordinary Americans

While the Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more affordable for the uninsured, premiums and cost-sharing are still too high for many Americans. This post offers suggestions for tackling the affordability problem that combine approaches in the ACA with proposals by the law’s detractors.

February 29, 2016

How Does The Budget Agreement Affect The ACA?

The Congressional budget deal delays taxes enacted to fund the ACA and limits the effectiveness of some of its operational provisions. The agreement does not fundamentally change the ACA, although a risk corridor funding restriction could reduce insurer marketplace participation and raise premiums.

December 16, 2015

Health Affairs Conversation: Arnold Milstein Discusses The California Health Policy Landscape

In the latest installment of the Health Affairs Conversations podcast series, Arnold Milstein discusses important aspects of the California health policy landscape.

December 15, 2015

Senate Approves Reconciliation Bill Repealing Large Portions Of ACA (Updated)

On December 3, 2015 the Senate voted 52 to 47 to repeal large parts of the ACA. The House has voted over fifty times to repeal the ACA, but this is the first time the Senate has passed an ACA repeal bill. This post looks at what's in the Senate bill and what may happen next. Also, CMS released...

December 4, 2015

‘Growth Clouds’ On The Horizon For Health Spending?

The current focus on the long history of the NHE accounts creates a golden opportunity to reflect on health care costs, how we have come to this point, and where we are likely headed.

November 23, 2015

Don’t Repeal the “Cadillac Tax” On High Cost Health Plans

The Cadillac Tax was intended to help correct some of the perverse incentives created by the exclusion, as well as to help pay for subsidies for health insurance purchases. Some employers and unions are now lobbying for its repeal.

August 5, 2015

Implementing Health Reform: IRS Requests Comments On Cadillac Tax (Updated)

One of the last remaining features of the ACA that has yet to be implemented is the so-called “Cadillac tax,” which takes effect in 2018. On July 30, 2015, the IRS released a Revenue Notice, requesting comments on various issues that must be resolved prior to implementation.

July 31, 2015