Cadillac Tax Delay May Be Part of Spending Deal, Dems to Showcase Single-Payer System

January 12, 2018

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said this week it is “possible” that the long-term spending deal will include some action on the Cadillac tax.  According to Rep. Brady, “We want to get rid of it.  Even Democrats who put that awful tax in place believe it needs to be delayed.  If we can find some common ground there that would be terrific.”  The Cadillac tax is currently delayed until 2020 and is one of a number of ACA taxes the GOP would like to repeal or further delay.  Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he would hold a town hall meeting on his “Medicare for all” proposal featuring several health care experts in a bid to build support for a single-payer system by showing exactly how such a system would work.  The meeting will focus on the possible economic impacts of single-payer and the way universal health care works in other countries.