In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate voted to pass an incredibly reckless tax bill that strips health care from millions to fund tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. Rather than developing a bipartisan plan that supports middle class families, small businesses and communities, Senate Republicans chose a rushed effort to benefit billionaires leaving 13 million Americans uninsured, driving up health care premiums and allowing for $5.8 trillion in future cuts to Medicaid, SNAP, Head Start and many other crucial services that benefit families in order to pay for the $1.5 trillion tax cut. This strikes a particularly cruel blow to the millions of children, older adults, people with disabilities and working families across the country who count on these vital programs to get the critical health care and long-term and nursing home care they need.
Middle class families who are dealing with serious health conditions would be particularly at risk of losing coverage or finding affordable coverage.The bill would also trigger an automatic $25 billion cut to Medicare, putting millions of seniors at risk of losing coverage for critical health services.Their priorities are CLEAR and they are far from the values of hard working American families.
Now the tax billheads back to the House so they can vote on the bill’s next steps. House members can turn this around and stand up against a bill that raises taxes on low and middle-income individuals and families while also ripping access to health care from them. The most recent report estimates the bill will blow up the deficit by $1 trillion even after accounting for economic growth. This bill is a disaster and continuing to support itis completely irresponsible. Too many families are working too hard to be kicked to the curb by Congress just so the wealthy and corporations can benefit from huge tax cuts. We must hold our House representatives accountable to the individuals and families who will lose BIG if this bill passes.
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