23 Conservative Groups Support Delaying Obamacare Taxes

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Posted by Alex Hendrie on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, 1:00 PM PERMALINK

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Eventually, all Obamacare taxes should be completely repealed, but delaying their implementation through a continuing resolution is a good start.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.


Grover Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform

James L Martin
Founder/Chairman, 60 Plus Association

Phil Kerpen
President, American Commitment

Lisa B. Nelson
CEO, ALEC Action

Dan Weber
President, Association of Mature American Citizens

Norm Singleton
President, Campaign for Liberty 

Andrew F. Quinlan
President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Olivia Grady
Senior Fellow, Center for Worker Freedom

Jeffrey Mazzella
President, Center for Individual Freedom

Tom Schatz
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Katie McAuliffe
Executive Director, Digital Liberty

Palmer Schoening
President, Family Business Coalition

Jason Pye
Vice President of Legislative Affairs, FreedomWorks

George Landrith
President, Frontiers of Freedom

Carrie L. Lukas
Independent Women's Forum 

Heather R. Higgins
Independent Women's Voice

Brandon Arnold
Executive Vice President, National Taxpayers Union

Lorenzo Montanari
Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance

Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

David Williams
President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

Nancy Piotter
Executive Director, Virginians for Quality Healthcare

Amy Kremer
Co-chair, Women for Trump

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