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Stop The HIT Coalition Statement in Response to State Leaders Standing Up Against Connecticut Health Insurance Tax

“We applaud Governor Lamont and the General Assembly for choosing to stand in support of Connecticut businesses, workers, and families by opposing the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The HIT would have increased costs by $480 annually for the average working family.

‘Our policymakers at the State Capitol made the right decision by not moving forward with a HIT that only would have made health insurance less affordable for local businesses and their workers and potentially jeopardized the coverage they need today,’ said Chris DiPentima, President and CEO of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). ‘Without having to worry about a HIT, now local business owners can focus on reopening to full capacity, providing the services their customers desire, and keeping their employees enrolled in health benefits.’

The Stop the HIT Coalition and our Connecticut members thank our state leaders for recognizing the negative implications a HIT would have had on local communities for generations to come.”