Capitol Correspondence - 09.17.18

House Committee Evaluates Invalidating Obamacare Employer Mandate

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According to Politico Pro:

“The House is taking another half-swing at Obamacare – targeting a handful of provisions for repeal or delay through legislation that is set to be taken up today by the Rules Committee. The bill – dubbed the Save American Workers Act – would primarily make life easier for small businesses.

It delays Obamacare’s employer mandate, further postpones the so-called Cadillac tax on high-cost health plans and changes the definition of a “full-time worker” to someone employed 40 hours a week, up from 30 hours. In a win for the suntanning lobby, it would repeal Obamacare’s 10 percent tax on indoor tanning salons.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill could cost the government more than $50 billion over a decade.”