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Senate Vote on Tax Reform Occurs TODAY! Important Information

Posted By Jennifer Gill, Thursday, November 30, 2017
Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017


November 30, 2017

Tax reform at the federal level continues its quick march through the U.S. Senate. The Senate Finance committee gave approval on Tuesday to its chamber’s version and the full Senate is expected to vote this evening on the final package of changes.

Increases in the national debt and yearly debt caused by the bill potentially could lead to large funding cuts for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs on which older adults rely. A letter from LeadingAge and 41 other organizations to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paints a dire picture: “Any significant funding cuts to Medicaid would jeopardize health and long-term care for the more than 6 million low-income older adults who rely on Medicaid,” the letter reads. “In addition, significant Medicare cuts would shift costs onto beneficiaries, endangering the more than 57 million older adults and people with disabilities who rely on the program for high-quality care.”

If you are concerned about these impacts, we encourage you to contact Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis BY THE END OF TODAY.

WHAT TO SAY

When you call Senator Burr's office (202-224-3154), use this simple message:

"I am calling to ask Senator Burr to vote against the tax reform proposal being voted on today because of its impact on the national debt and potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs important to seniors. Thank you."

When you call Senator Tillis' office (202-224-6342), use this simple message:

"I am calling to ask Senator Tillis to vote against the tax reform proposal being voted on today because of its impact on the national debt and potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs important to seniors. Thank you."

WHAT TO TWEET

.@LeadingAge & 41 other groups urge Senate and @SenatorBurr to scrap #TaxBill. http://ldng.ag/2k7YpMl via @_McKnightsSL #savemedicare #savemedicaid

.@LeadingAge & 41 other groups urge Senate and @SenThomTillis to scrap #TaxBill. http://ldng.ag/2k7YpMl via @_McKnightsSL #savemedicare #savemedicaid

Thank you for your continuing support of seniors. As always, please CONTACT ME if you have any questions or need additional information.

Tom Akins
President and CEO

LeadingAge North Carolina | 222 N. Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-571-8333 | info@leadingagenc.org | www.leadingagenc.org


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