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November 2017

Tax Cuts Now Mean Health Care Cuts Later

Even without the devastating health care cuts in the current tax plan, the tax reform package will lead to massive health care cuts later. As this infographic shows, a tax bill that explodes the deficit will set the stage for cuts to programs like Medicaid, marketplace financial assistance, and Medicare.

Republicans in Congress are rushing through a tax plan that repeals a key provision of the Affordable Care Act: the individual mandate. But even if lawmakers drop the repeal of the individual mandate from the final tax package, tax reform will lead to huge cuts to health care.

Read our blog for more about why the tax bill will be used later to slash health care programs. Health care consumers and their advocates thus need to pay careful attention to the tax debate.

The Republican tax plan would add $1.5 Trillion to the deficit from 2018-2028. Where will Congress find the money to fill that fiscal hole? Your health care: Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, Medicare... and other health programs. Oppose the Republican tax plan if you care about health care.