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Cadillac Tax Proposal in 2017 Budget Robs Working People

Washington, DC (February 6, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers’ International Union of North America - today made the following statement regarding reports of the President’s proposed modification to the health benefits tax, also known as the “Cadillac Tax,” in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget:

The President has at last recognized that the tax on health care plans known as the “Cadillac Tax” is flawed. However, there is no tweaking the tax to make it fair and reasonable, or to avoid the disastrous impacts it will have on the health care of working men and women. It needs to be repealed, and anything other than full repeal robs working people of the health care they have earned.