Distributional Impact of Repealing the Excise Tax on High Cost Health Plans

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Distributional Impact of Repealing the Excise Tax on High Cost Health Plans

Abstract

TPC has estimated the distributional impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax” in 2018 and 2025. While the average tax cut increases with income throughout the distribution, the middle and fourth income quintiles receive the largest share of the tax benefit compared with their shares of after-tax income.

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