Legislation

IN THE SENATE: Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah have proposed S. 603, "The Jobs and Premium Protection Act." The legislation would repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the PPACA. IN THE HOUSE: Representative Charles Boustany of Louisiana and Representative Jim Matheson of Utah have proposed H.R. 763, “The Jobs and Premium Protection Act". The bipartisan bill will act to amend the PPACA to repeal provisions imposing an annual fee on health insurance providers. 

Representative Charles Boustany of Louisiana and Representative Ami Bera of California proposed H.R. 3367, The Small Business and Family Relief Act. The bipartisan bill will provide immediate relief from the HIT for two years while a permanent solution is developed.

Support

The National Grange stands against the HIT. SEE BLOG POST HERE.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
says "Obamacare Tax On Insurance Premiums Dwarfs Refunds President Will Tout Today." SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE.

The National Association of Manufacturers say "Six Month Countdown To Repeal The HIT Tax." SEE BLOG POST HERE.

Free Enterprise says "Health Insurance Tax Will Be 'Catastrophic,' 'Devastating.'" SEE BLOG POST HERE.

Stop the HIT Coalition
comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the HIT. SEE COMMENTS HERE.

Chamber of Commerce comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the HIT. SEE COMMENTS HERE.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
letter supporting full repeal of the Health Insurance Tax. SEE LETTER HERE. The New York Farm Bureau Federation President and Dairy Owner Dean Norton says "Health Tax Would Hit Small Business Employees". WATCH VIDEO HERE.

The American Farm Bureau Federation says "Health Insurance Tax Backfires on Small Businesses and Employees". SEE ARTICLE HERE.

The National Association of Manufacturers say "Still Time to Do Something About Rising Healthcare Costs for Small Businesses". SEE BLOG POST HERE. National Roofing Contractors Association letters of support to Senators John Barrasso and Orrin Hatch, SEE LETTER HERE, and Representatives Charles Boustany and Jim Matheson, SEE LETTER HERE. The National Association of Manufacturers say "ACA Health Insurance Tax Raises Health Insurance Costs, Job Losses". SEE BLOG POST HERE. The National Association of Manufacturers say "The HIT Has Got To Go". SEE BLOG POST HERE. The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association supports S. 603, The Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE. American Rental Association (ARA) supports S.603, The Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE ARTICLE HERE. Update from Senate Republican Policy Committee on new taxes such as the HIT, resulting from the health care law. SEE UPDATE HERE. Statement of the Farm Bureau Federation to the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means. SEE STATEMENT HERE. Virginia Chamber of Commerce letter to Sen. Warner supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE LETTER HERE. The National Funeral Directors Association press release supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE. The American Farm Bureau Federation letter supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE LETTER HERE. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc press release supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE. Chamber of Commerce letter to Reps. Boustany and Matheson supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act of 2013. SEE LETTER HERE. Stop The HIT Coalition letter of support for H.R. 763 to Reps. Boustany and Matheson. SEE LETTER HERE. American Farm Bureau Federation press release supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act of 2013. SEE RELEASE HERE. Survey by the Mercer Consulting Firm reveals nearly two-thirds of employers expect to see a cost hike in their health plans in 2014, especially in the retail and hospitality industries. SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE. Stop The HIT Coalition letter of support for S.1880 to Senators Barrasso, Hatch and Snowe. SEE LETTER HERE. American Supply Association letter to Senator Barrasso supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE LETTER HERE. Chamber of Commerce letter to Senators Barrasso, Hatch and Snowe supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act. SEE LETTER HERE. August Small Business Economic Trends Report shows fifth consecutive month of decline. SEE REPORT HERE. Letter from the Joint Committee on Taxation Regarding the Health Insurance Tax: The HIT Could Increase the Average Family Premium by $400. SEE LETTER HERE.
In Your State…
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