December 20, 2019

ALPA Applauds Repeal of Health-Care Excise Tax

McLEAN, VA—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after Congress permanently repealed the so-called “Cadillac Tax” as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019.

 “ALPA applauds Congress for repealing the health-care excise tax that threatened to unfairly put additional financial burden on hardworking Americans. For years, ALPA pilots, like other American workers, have become increasingly concerned about their future under the draconian health-care excise tax. After a decade of lobbying and several successes in delaying the implementation of the excise tax on employer-provided health-care plans, we are pleased that Congress has taken decisive action once and for all to repeal this tax. ALPA is grateful to thank long-time congressional champions Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) who worked tirelessly to see this repeal through to the end.

“As the world’s largest pilots’ union, ALPA continues to work diligently with airline management to ensure that the health-care plans available to our members provide the greatest range of coverage at the lowest possible cost.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 63,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.


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