We Know You’re Tired, but It’s No Time to Take a Vacation
An upcoming vote in the Senate — possibly this week — on the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposal will mean changes to the health and financial well-being of older adults and family caregivers. And not in a good way.
Some key points to consider for your own health and financial well-being as a caregiver and for those relatives or friends for whom you provide assistance:
There are plenty of other reasons not to support this tax plan, like tax cuts for corporations are permanent while temporary for individuals. Or for lower income families, taxes will rise over the course of 10 years. For family caregivers, the impact will be dramatic as benefits once counted on will be taken away to pay for tax cuts for corporations and for the very wealthy.
This is the week to call your Senators and urge them to Vote NO on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The Congressional switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121.
Contact your Senator directly here.
Now is the time to make your voices heard on this important issue.
Justice in Aging: Congress Tax Proposals Endanger Health Care for Older Adults
NY Times: Ending Medical Tax Break Could be a “Gut Punch” to the Middle Class
USA Today: GOP tax bill is just another way to repeal health care. Will coverage ever be safe?
PBS News Hour: The Senate’s Impact on the Rich and the Poor
Visit Family Caregiver Alliance at caregiver.org