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Stop The HIT Coalition Launches National Advertising & Grassroots Campaign To Urge Congress To Suspend The Health Insurance Tax

Washington, D.C. – With millions of small business employees and their families facing a new tax on their health coverage, the Stop The HIT Coalition launched a nationwide advertising and grassroots mobilization campaign to urge Congressional leaders to suspend the health insurance tax (HIT) before the end of the year and protect an estimated 142 million Americans from the added financial burden.

The Stop The HIT Coalition represents the nation’s small business owners, their employees and the self-employed who are actively working to provide relief from the HIT. This costly, unfair and hidden tax increases the cost of health insurance in the small business market and needlessly stifles economic growth. In a recent poll, two in three adults say that American families cannot afford a $500 increase in their health care costs, and a majority of Republicans, Democrats and Independents oppose the added tax on their premiums.

The new ad campaign – “A Toll on Small Business & Hardworking Americans” – reinforces the urgent and obvious need for Congressional action to address the HIT and its impact on middle-class American families and small businesses. As policymakers debate and discuss reforms to address the soaring cost of care, providing relief from the HIT is one of the most direct and important ways to help families afford their health care, protect small businesses and provide meaningful support to the backbone of America’s economy.

The Coalition will be advertising in the Beltway and in key states across print, digital, radio and broadcast platforms. Its latest grassroots campaign will mobilize small business owners and employers in more than a dozen states across the country to encourage policymakers to take action on the HIT by the end of the year.

HIT relief already commands bipartisan support in Congress with leadership from the following members:

  • S. 172 a two-year delay of the HIT, introduced by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), John Barrasso (R-WY), Tim Scott (R-SC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ);
  • S. 80, which would repeal the HIT, introduced by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ);
  • H.R. 1398, to suspend the HIT for two years, introduced by Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX); and,
  • H.R. 2447, to fully repeal the HIT, introduced by Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX).


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About Stop The HIT: The Stop The HIT Coalition represents the nation’s small business owners, their employees and the self-employed who are actively working to repeal the Health Insurance Tax. Since the Coalition’s formation in 2011, it has grown to include more than 35 national organizations, representing millions of small business owners across the country.

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