4 Ways the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Threatens Health Care for Older Adults

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the Republican leadership’s bill to overhaul the tax code, calls for enormous tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations that would cost $1.5 trillion.  To pay for this $1.5 trillion in lost revenue, Congressional leadership will look for ways to cut spending and is likely to target Medicaid, Medicare, and other programs on which older adults rely.  Our colleagues at Justice in Aging have written a Fact Sheet explaining how the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act would jeopardize health care for older adults.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.