The repeal of the Tan Tax is included in a draft of the House Republican bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act. This development was reported to the ASA by several sources earlier this week and confirmed today when the draft was released.
The new bill aims to repeal major provisions of the ACA, including the 10 percent excise tax on tanning services and most other tax provisions from the 2010 healthcare reform. The bill, designed by House Republicans, should be introduced after Congress’ break this week, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Last year, a bill to reform the ACA that included the repeal of the Tan Tax was passed by Congress and would have become law had it been signed by President Obama. It is expected that President Trump will sign the new reform bill into law if it is passed by Congress.
Also, last week the new Tan Tax Repeal bill, H.R. 1150, was submitted by Representatives George Holding (R-NC) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) in the House. The ASA will continue to work with lawmakers to garner support for the Tan Tax repeal and update you on further developments.