170626 joint trades letter bettercarereconciliationactof2017 senate 2


June 26, 2017


This joint trades letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate applauding the introduction of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

June 26, 2017


We the undersigned organizations recognize that the current health care system of this country under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not working and is in need of serious and deep reforms. We appreciate the work you are doing to make health care more stable and affordable in the individual market and applaud the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 for repealing many of the taxes and penalties imposed by the ACA.

As you know, U.S. employers provide stable, highly valued health benefits to more than 177 million Americans – the largest source of health care coverage in the country. As senators work to revise and amend this legislation to repeal and replace the ACA, we encourage you to protect the employer-sponsored system by fully repealing the ACA’s 40% “Cadillac Tax” and refrain from imposing any new taxes on

employee health care benefits.

We commend and support the Senate for taking these steps while recognizing that changes will be needed as the legislative process continues. We urge your support for the process and look forward to continuing to work with policy makers as this legislation is further refined.


Air Conditioning Contractors of America

America’s Business Benefit Association

American Staffing Association

American Supply Association

Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated General Contractors

Auto Care Association

Communicating for America, Inc.

The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers

Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC)

The ERISA Industry Committee

Food Marketing Institute

HR Policy Association

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America

International Foodservice Distributors Association

International Franchise Association

National Association for the Self-Employed

National Association of Home Builders

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

National Club Association

National Restaurant Association

National Retail Federation

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Society for Human Resource Management

Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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