In an open letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 23 conservative groups wrote in support of efforts to delay the implementation of Obamacare taxes. If lawmakers do not delay these Obamacare taxes, premiums will skyrocket and middle class families, seniors, and small businesses will be severely impacted.
Eventually, all Obamacare taxes should be completely repealed, but delaying their implementation through a continuing resolution is a good start.
The full text of the letter can be found here and is below:
Dear Speaker Ryan & Leader McConnell:
We write in support of efforts to offer tax relief to American families through delay of Obamacare taxes.
Recent media reports suggest that Congress is considering passing one or two year relief of the health insurance tax, five years of relief from the medical device tax, and one additional year of relief from the Cadillac Tax, as part of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.
If lawmakers fail to act, these taxes will lead to higher premiums and higher costs for middle class families, seniors, and small businesses.
Over the long-term, lawmakers must continue working to repeal all one trillion in Obamacare taxes as part of reforms that increase access to care, lower costs, and get the government out of health care.
In the meantime, lawmakers should ensure temporary relief from as many Obamacare taxes as possible.
President, Americans for Tax Reform
James L Martin
Founder/Chairman, 60 Plus Association
President, American Commitment
Lisa B. Nelson
CEO, ALEC Action
President, Association of Mature American Citizens
President, Campaign for Liberty
Andrew F. Quinlan
President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Senior Fellow, Center for Worker Freedom
President, Center for Individual Freedom
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Executive Director, Digital Liberty
President, Family Business Coalition
Vice President of Legislative Affairs, FreedomWorks
President, Frontiers of Freedom
Carrie L. Lukas
Independent Women's Forum
Heather R. Higgins
Independent Women's Voice
Executive Vice President, National Taxpayers Union
Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance
President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
Executive Director, Virginians for Quality Healthcare
Co-chair, Women for Trump