CEA Joins Congressman Courtney for Announcement on Bill to Repeal Tax that Would Hurt Educators

CEA President Sheila Cohen joined U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney today as he unveiled legislation that would eliminate the excise tax on higher-cost health insurance plans scheduled to take effect in 2018. The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act has 65 cosponsors and would repeal the tax that unfairly burdens Connecticut educators and other members of…

Thousands of CEA Members Sign Petitions Opposing Health Care Excise Tax

CEA delivered hundreds of petitions signed by more than 10,000 teachers to members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation today.  The petitions urge lawmakers to oppose a proposed excise tax on health care benefits. The U.S. Senate’s version of proposed health care reform legislation includes an excise tax on so-called “Cadillac” health care plans, such as the…