Coalition Letters
July 17, 2018

BMA Coalition Letter to Congress on HIT Tax

As organizations representing and providing care for Medicare beneficiaries, we work to ensure the health and welfare of older Americans.

As advocates, we strongly urge you to support the extension of the delay in the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) through 2020.

If Congress does not take timely action to delay the HIT for 2020, millions of American seniors and others with health insurance coverage could face a major premium increase of more than $20 billion[1] when the HIT returns.


Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach / Treasure Coast, Inc. (Florida)

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Better Medicare Alliance

ChenMed (Florida)

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

Connecticut Association of Health Underwriters

Consumer Action

Council for Affordable Health Coverage

Einstein Healthcare Network (Pennsylvania)

Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

Healthcare Leadership Council

International Council on Active Aging

Iora Health (Massachusetts)

Martin’s Point Health Care (Maine)

Meals on Wheels America

National Association of Dental Plans

National Association of Health Underwriters

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP)

National Hispanic Council on Aging

National Hispanic Medical Association

National Medical Association

National Minority Quality Forum

New Jersey State Nurses Association

Northwell Health (New York)

Nurse Practitioner Association New York State

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Population Health Alliance

Prevea Health (Wisconsin)

Public Sector Healthcare Roundtable

SilverSneakers by Tivity (Tennessee)

SNP Alliance

Summa Health System (Ohio)

Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky

The Latino Coalition

[1]  “Analysis of the Impacts of the ACA’s Tax on Health Insurance in 2018 and Beyond – Revised,” Oliver Wyman; October 10, 2017.  Web.

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