10
June 2015
Past Event
The Health Care Excise Tax: A Bipartisan Discussion

The Health Care Excise Tax: A Bipartisan Discussion

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
June 10, 2015
Default Event Image
10
June 2015
Past Event

1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Speakers:
The Honorable Robert E. Andrews

Former U.S. Representative (D-NJ)

The Honorable Tevi Troy

Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute & President, American Health Policy Institute

Bill Samuel

Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO

Dr. Paul Howard

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Medical Progress, Manhattan Institute

Paul N. Van de Water

Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Affordable Care Act's excise tax, scheduled to take effect in 2018, is anticipated to affect 17 percent of all American businesses and 38 percent of large employers. The burden of the excise tax on large employers will initially amount to $1 million in 2018, but that figure will grow to an average of $2.1 million per year between 2018 and 2024, or more than $2,700 per employee. By 2031, the cost of the average family health care plan is expected to hit the excise tax threshold.

In an effort to avoid or minimize their exposure to the excise tax, employers are reducing the cost of their health care plans. As a result, employees will likely have to cover more of their health care costs out of pocket and find ways to reduce their own health care expenses. Unfortunately, cost sharing, benefit reduction, and other strategies used by employers to reduce their excise tax exposure threaten to make employer health plans unaffordable for many moderate to low wage employees and their families.

On June 10th, Hudson Institute will host a conference on the problems and issues raised by the ACA's excise tax. A broad and diverse panel of experts featuring Tevi Troy, Bill Samuel, Paul Howard, and Paul N. Van de Water will discuss the implications of the excise tax for employer health plans in both the public and private sectors, as well as its impact on labor unions. Former U.S. Representative Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) will moderate the discussion.

Related Events
15
April 2024
Virtual Event | Online Only
Is China the Big Winner in the Red Sea?
Featured Speakers:
Salvatore Mercogliano
Michael Roberts
Moderator:
Michael Doran
 The cargo ship Rubymar sinking after it was targeted by Yemen's Houthi forces in international waters on March 7, 2024, in the Red Sea. (Photo by Al-Joumhouriah channel via Getty Images)
15
April 2024
Virtual Event | Online Only
Is China the Big Winner in the Red Sea?

Shipping experts discuss the Houthi attacks’ consequences for the global economy and the balance of power between the US and its global rivals.

 The cargo ship Rubymar sinking after it was targeted by Yemen's Houthi forces in international waters on March 7, 2024, in the Red Sea. (Photo by Al-Joumhouriah channel via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Salvatore Mercogliano
Michael Roberts
Moderator:
Michael Doran
15
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The Struggle for Freedom in Belarus with Andrei Sannikov
Featured Speakers:
Andrei Sannikov
Peter Rough
Tod Lindberg
Belarusian presidential candidates Andrei Sannikov speaks to journalists after voting in Minsk, Belarus, on December 19, 2010. (Photo by Maksim Malinouski/AFP via Getty Images)
15
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The Struggle for Freedom in Belarus with Andrei Sannikov

Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov will offer remarks on Belarus’s strategic importance, Russia’s regional ambitions, and prospects for political change in Minsk.

Belarusian presidential candidates Andrei Sannikov speaks to journalists after voting in Minsk, Belarus, on December 19, 2010. (Photo by Maksim Malinouski/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Andrei Sannikov
Peter Rough
Tod Lindberg
16
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The Battle for the Black Sea Is Not Over
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Boyse
George Scutaru
Antonia Colibasanu
Moderator:
Luke Coffey
People walk past a poster depicting Russian warships sunk by Ukrainian attacks in the Black Sea on March 16, 2024, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Oleksii Chumachenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
16
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The Battle for the Black Sea Is Not Over

Join Hudson for an event to present the results of an in-depth study on the Battle of the Black Sea.

People walk past a poster depicting Russian warships sunk by Ukrainian attacks in the Black Sea on March 16, 2024, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Oleksii Chumachenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Boyse
George Scutaru
Antonia Colibasanu
Moderator:
Luke Coffey
16
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Prime Minister Petr Fiala on Transatlantic Relations, the War in Ukraine, and the US-Czech Alliance
Featured Speakers:
Petr Fiala
John P. Walters
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala on March 8, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
16
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Prime Minister Petr Fiala on Transatlantic Relations, the War in Ukraine, and the US-Czech Alliance

Join Hudson to hear Prime Minister Petr Fiala’s understanding of the current moment and a Czech prescription for transatlantic relations in turbulent times.

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala on March 8, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Petr Fiala
John P. Walters