Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a package of five bills to delay several Affordable Care Act taxes.
- H.R. 4616 would delay the Cadillac Tax for one year and suspend penalties under the Employer Mandate from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018.
- H.R. 4617 would delay the medical device tax for five years.
- H.R. 4618 would remove the restrictions limiting reimbursements of over-the-counter medications without a prescription from consumer-directed accounts, such as flexible spending accounts, for two years.
- H.R. 4619 and H.R. 4620 would delay the health insurance providers fee for two years.
There is speculation these bills could be included as part of the end-of-year spending bill but it remains to be seen whether they will move forward.