The so-called “Cadillac tax” of 40% on high value health plans has been repeatedly delayed, but has now been repealed by the House with the Senate likely to follow.
What about the revenue the tax was supposed to generate? Eh, who cares.
For many workers though, the damage has already been done. In anticipation of the tax and seeking to void it, many employers have trimmed benefits (shifted more costs to workers).
In any case, the theory that generous coverage and limited out of pocket costs encourages (sometimes unnecessary) use of health and higher costs is out the window and many embrace the mystical “free” health care strategy. No deductible, no copays, no premiums.