Democrats Take Aim at ObamaCare ‘Cadillac’ Tax

A group of House Democrats are pushing to repeal ObamaCare’s so-called “Cadillac tax,” which they say unfairly targets people in more expensive areas like the Northeast and West Coast.

Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Dina Titu (D-Nev.) will unveil legislation Tuesday to eliminate the tax on the country’s most expensive insurance plans.

The tax, which goes into effect in 2018, is based on the cost of premiums, which the lawmakers point out are higher in areas with more expensive health costs.

“The excise tax is an unnecessary change that would adversely impact beneficiaries in high-cost areas,” Courtney wrote in a statement Monday to announce his bill, called the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act.