About the bill
With 369 cosponsors, it has the second-most cosponsors of any House bill in this Congress.
2010’s Affordable Care Act, more popularly called Obamacare, included a planned 40% tax provision on any employer-sponsored health insurance plan above $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for a family. This became known by the nickname “the Cadillac tax,” after the Obama Administration sold it as a tax on only the most expensive companies’ health insurance plans. However, some studies suggested that as many as 82% of plans could face the tax, including middle-class employees like schoolteachers.
As a result, the proposal attracted widespread criticism on both sides of the aisle, with even most Democrats in opposition, although Democrats had reluctantly passed the provision anyway as part of the larger Obamacare law which they …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2019
Length: 5 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 6, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
63 Cosponsors (33 Republicans, 28 Democrats, 2 Independents)
Mar 6, 2019
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S. 684 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 684. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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