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Take Action Now: Tax Legislation Could Hurt Seniors

Congress is considering major tax reform legislation that has serious implications for older adults and aging services providers. We have been monitoring both House and Senate versions and due to dangerous provisions in the bill, we are opposed to its passage. We urge Congress to work together to draft legislation that will help—not hurt—older Americans. The House has already passed a bill that will eliminate the medical tax deduction, eliminate private activity bonds and advance refunding, and end the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. More importantly, this bill will have long-term impacts on Medicare and Medicaid resulting from the $1.5 trillion cost of the bill. These provisions will, in fact, hurt seniors. Congress should stop this bill and start anew to find solutions that will work for older adults.

The Senate is debating the legislation in preparation for a vote. Now is the time to act. Let your senators and representative know that the H.R. 1 will hurt the health and wellness of older adults. This legislation is moving fast so please take action today.

How you can help:

Call or email your lawmakers TODAY!
• Share this information with the residents in your community and suggest that they call as well. The proposed changes will directly impact them.
Forward this action alert to your network.