The leadership in the House of Representatives is moving forward with its version of a tax bill that calls for enormous tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and will drive up the deficit to the tune of $1.5 trillion. Such a deficit will necessarily lead to cuts in programs that low-income older adults need, including Medicaid and Medicare. According to the California-based advocacy group Justice in Aging, there are four significant ways the House tax reform bill negatively impacts older adults with Medicare and Medicaid, jeopardizing the financial security of older Americans with high out-of-pocket health care costs or long-term care expenses. Puts Medicaid on the Chop [...]
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11/10/17 6:05 PM