Republicans are desperate to pass their tax plan before anyone notices what’s in it. Why?
Three key parts — repealing the mandate, forcing Medicare cuts and cutting deductions for medical expense — are just the latest attempt by Republicans in Washington to attack the health care that middle class families depend on.
The three-pronged assault includes:
Premiums Go Up
Reuters: “Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO”
Medicare Goes Down
The Hill: “GOP tax bill could spur $25 billion in Medicare cuts: CBO”
Medical Expense Deduction Goes Away
Los Angeles Times: “GOP tax plan would scrap deduction for big medical expenses”