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Medicare

Looming Health Care Disaster

Congress’ rush to pass a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy threatens vital social programs and families. After adding $1 trillion to the federal deficit, policymakers will use the higher debt — created by the tax cuts — to insist on deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other bedrock programs.

The tax bills are particularly bad for Connecticut residents as they would eliminate or severely restrict deductions for state and local taxes. In addition, after failing repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Senate bill seeks to repeal the act’s individual mandate to purchase insurance. Law-makers know this will devastate the program. According to...

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