Tell Congress: No Taxes on Family Health Care Benefits

As the fight to shape a final health care bill moves through Congress, working families can help stop the effort to tax their health care benefits by joining millions of fellow workers in the AFL-CIO’s National Call-In Blitz to the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

Call your Representative using the toll-free number 1-877-323-5246. Tell your Representative that you want health care reform that: Does not tax health benefits for working families; requires employers to pay their fair share and maintains a public option to reduce costs. Click here to send an email message to Congress to oppose the tax on health care benefits for working families.

The House is trying to reconcile its version of health care reform with the bill passed in the Senate. The House version does not have a tax on health care benefits, has a public option and stronger language to make employers pay their fair share of health costs. But without a strong protest from working families, many of these provisions could be dropped if the final health care package tilts more toward the Senate version which has the health care tax provision.