December 18, 2019

House passes year-end bill that repeals ACA taxes including medical device tax

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The US House of Representatives on December 17 passed a year-end spending bill that repeals several Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes, including the 40% tax on generous health insurance plans and the 2.3% tax on the sale of medical devices, the December 17 Reuters reports.

The bill also raises the age to buy tobacco products to 21.

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The bill now goes to the Senate, where lawmakers hope to approve it before government funding runs out on December 21.


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