In December, we saw very good news out of Washington, as this tax was delayed until 2020, saving nearly 1,000 of our members in Local 34 in the Aetna POS plan thousands of dollars a year. We will keep fighting in Washington until the tax is fully repealed. This delay is a great step in that direction.
D. Taylor, President of UNITE HERE, released a statement addressing the delay, which we encourage you to read
here. He discusses the real driving costs of healthcare, the monopolization of our healthcare industry by large healthcare systems, ones like Yale-New Haven Health System. Although the delay of the tax helps, our Aetna plan’s costs continue to rise.