Congressman Boustany meets with local small business owners about impact of Health Insurance Tax (HIT)

HIT apart of President Obama's Health Care Plan

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 3:30pm

Congressman Boustany paid a special visit to New Iberia this morning to meet with small business owners about the effects of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that will go into action starting 2014.  HIT is apart of President Obama's Health Care Plan.  The HIT is going to effect the small "ma and pop" businesses the most.  Seeing as how those businesses are around every corner here in Acadiana Congressman Boustany is taking action.  He has created a bill that repeals this tax.

"This is going to be one of my top efforts in the Congress, and I'm going to be working very hard with the other members of Congress who are signing on the the bill.  We think with the support of small businesses across the country really raising this issue and making it a top priority that gives us a prime opportunity to repeal this tax," says Congressman Charles Boustany.

This tax will raise $8 billion just in the first year alone--that is a lot of money coming out of the pockets of small business owners and their employees across the country.  Congressman Boustany listened to the concerns of local small business owners and discussed solutions to fix this unintended consequence of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Boustany says is nowhere near affordable.  He is trying to protect Louisiana against another economic setback by promoting this new bill which repeals this tax.

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