House Committee votes in favor of indoor tanning tax repeal

March 9, 2017
Committee markups on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) ― legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ― have begun. The House Ways and Means Committee has already approved its reconciliation recommendations to repeal the ACA. Specifically, the Committee voted 24-15 along party lines to repeal the indoor tanning tax on services performed after Dec. 31, 2017. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the repeal of the indoor tanning tax will result in a $600 million revenue loss over the 2017 to 2026 period. The Energy and Commerce Committee markup is ongoing.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association recently sent a letter to congressional leaders opposing the provision in the AHCA that calls for the repeal of the indoor tanning tax. Read more about the AADA's letter in the March 8 post on DW's First 100 Days blog.