Senior Citizens Group Wants Obamacare Tax on Medicare Halted

Moratorium on health insurance tax on plans has expired…

Senior Citizens Group Wants Obamacare Tax on Medicare Halted

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(Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) A costly health insurance tax under the Obamacare law, which has been held back under a Congressional moratorium since 2015, will hit this year — and a senior citizens group has launched a campaign to prevent the levy from hitting Medicare recipients.

Jim Martin, CEO of 60 Plus Association, announced on Monday the next step in the group’s efforts to stop the tax from impacting Medicare Advantage enrollees.

“The 2018 Health Insurance Tax is driving up health care costs for seniors and it’s unacceptable,” said Martin in a press release on the 60 Plus website. “Congress needs to act now, roll back this tax, and get those rebate checks into the hands of seniors.”

Millions of Senior Citizens will see premium increases if Congress does not act.

60 Plus says lawmakers could stem the rising tide of premiums through rebates, which are estimated to be around $500 per couple.

Obamacare requires insurers that offer coverage must pay what is known as the health insurance tax (HIT) in order to help fund federal and state marketplace exchanges.

Congress approved a one-year moratorium in 2015, which staved off the collection of these taxes through 2017.

That has now lapsed and healthcare insurers have an estimated $14.3 billion fee to pay in 2018.

In order to offset that cost, healthcare insurers will hike premiums across the board, including on the Medicare Advantage program.


“It’s time to stop punishing seniors,” Martin said. “Congress needs to immediately halt this Obamacare remnant and provide Medicare Advantage enrollees with some much needed tax relief.”

The 60 Plus HIT roll-back campaign is set to include a targeted grassroots activation feature and will have ads both in digital and television mediums.

The ads are set to begin airing today on FOX news, MSNBC, and CNN:

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  • jcrawdad

    How come we keep hearing about the Dam Obamacare . I thought it was to be chopped down and done away with . But we keep hearing about it . IT’S LIKE THE NUTBALL HIMSELF IS STEAL AT THE WHEEL.

  • Yosemite Sam

    When is the disgraced Barack HUSSEIN Obama going to be grilled under oath [under penalty of perjury] for his deceit, deception and many outrageous lies concerning the disastrous nationalized healthcare system named after him?

    Obama is the president who was never ready for prime time. It was Barack HUSSEIN Obama who was completely unfit to hold the office of President of the United States not TRUMP.

    • Lmcyber

      You didn’t even address the article at all. All you did is vent your horrible racism. You’re a bigot plain and simple. The entirety of your whole comment was a reiteration of your bigotry toward Muslims. The funny thing about it is that Obama is a Christian and not a Muslim.

      Plain and simple, you are an ignorant bigot who probably doesn’t even have the equivalent of a high school education. Truly, I pity you that you find the need to hate people based on the color of their skin. You need to look within and find out what has caused you turn so much hatred in your fellow man.

      • Yosemite Sam

        Another “swing and a miss” by those who feel any criticism of the 44th POTUS is solely based in racism.