The Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Health
Care Act, H.R. 3590, on December 24, 2009. The House passed its version
of the health care reform legislation (H.R. 3962) on November
Although conference negotiations do not officially begin until both
chambers are back in session in mid-January, House and Senate leadership
have started work on reconciling the two bills.
here to read the letter NAPO sent to House and Senate leadership on
December 28, 2009, urging them to reject the Senate-proposed excise
tax on high cost insurance plans as a revenue raiser for health
care reform. NAPO will continue to push House and Senate
negotiators to leave the excise tax out of the final version
of the health care overhaul legislation.
If you have not done so already, please join NAPO's efforts and contact your senators
and congressional representatives and urge them to oppose the
inclusion of an excise tax on employer-provided health care plans
in the final health care bill.
Please feel free to use NAPO's letter as a basis for your own.
If you have any questions or would like further information on this
issue, contact the NAPO
office at (703) 549-0775.