Boston, June 18, 2013 — A bill to repeal a new tax in President Obama’s healthcare law now has 218 cosponsors in the House — enough to ensure it would pass.
The bill would repeal a new tax on health insurance plans, which is expected to raise roughly $100 billion over the next 10 years. Insurers and small businesses strongly oppose the tax, saying it will drive up premiums.
It’s not especially surprising for a majority of the GOP-led House to support repealing the tax. The House has passed bills to repeal the entire healthcare law and to repeal or defund myriad individual provisions.