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AHIP CEO and President Karen Ignagni. Photo: Associated Press

Senate opponents of the health insurance tax (HIT) have fired yet another salvo in the ongoing battle to have it repealed. The tax has long been a point of contention in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

On March 26, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) filed an amendment to the ongoing Senate budget debate that would fully repeal HIT. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) co-sponsored the amendment. America’s Health Insurance Plans was quick to endorse the action.

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