Budget Deal Repeals Health Care Voucher Provision

Issued April 21, 2011

President Obama signed into law a bill repealing a Health Care Reform provision that required employers who offer health coverage and pay a portion of the cost to give health insurance vouchers to low-earning employees.

Under the provision, which would have taken effect in 2014, employees who met certain conditions (based on household income, previous participation in an employer's plan, and required premium contributions) would have been eligible for vouchers, allowing them to use employer funds to help pay for the cost of coverage received through health insurance exchanges.