The version of the American Health Care Act bill that passed in the House last week would keep the additional Medicare tax, or Medicare surtax, in place until the 2023 tax year.
Congress.gov, the official congressional legislative information service, made that detail clear when it posted a copy of the official, “engrossed” version of H.R. 1628, the AHCA bill.
House members voted 217-213 to approve the bill May 4. When the House passed the bill, the House had not posted a complete text of the bill online. In the evening on May 5, a complete copy of the engrossed text was still not available.
A version of the bill available on the House floor documents website showed that the bill would repeal the Medicare surtax starting in the 2018 tax year.
The Federation of American Scientists has posted a copy of a Congressional Research Service report, dated May 4, confirming that the engrossed version of H.R. 1628 would repeal the Medicare surtax starting with the 2023 tax year.