Most Democratic and Republican voters hate the idea of the government eliminating or reducing the tax breaks that encourage employers to provide health insurance.[@@]
America’s Health Insurance Plans, Washington, has released polling data measuring the depth of that support for health coverage tax breaks in response to reports that a presidential tax reform panel wants to cap the employer deduction for health insurance expenditures at about $11,000 per employee.
“Our polling consistently shows that voters want Congress to strengthen, not weaken, tax incentives that help individuals and employers afford health care coverage,” AHIP President Karen Ignagni says in a statement.
In September, polling firms hired by AHIP surveyed 400 likely presidential primary voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina and likely presidential primary caucus goers in Iowa.