Cost revenue graph Supporters ofthe tax reason that it's a sensible means of raising revenue tosupport the health system that the same insurers are using togenerate profits. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A fee on health plans that Congress voted last year to suspendwill cost the insurance industry $15.5 billion if it goes back intoeffect next year, according to an IRS analysis.

The Health Insurance Provider's Fee was included in theAffordable Care Act to fund setting up state and federal ACA marketplaces. The fee is based on aninsurer's share of the market, which is calculated based on eachinsurer's net premiums for the year.

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