Tax Bill Information

Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on December 22, 1:43 PM

On December 20th, Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which is expected to be signed by President Trump in the coming days. The bill will impact the funding of various aspects of disability services. Read the links below to learn more about the bill, its impact on the disability community, and the reaction of various leaders.

Disability and Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change

Disability Community Responds to Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 Passing

34 things you need to know about the incoming tax law

Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

The GOP's Tax Bill Is a War On Disabled People

(The opinions expressed in the links and articles below do not reflect those of the Post21 Club, and the posting of such material does not equal support or an endorsement by Post21 Club of the views expressed)

“REPEAL AND REPLACE” down but not out! Graham/Cassidy Repeal And Replace Bill a nail-biter

Posted By: Post 21 Club on September 27, 7:58 PM

After numerous failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Republicans are again trying yet one more time, prior to a Sept. 30, 2017 deadline that will make it virtually impossible to so from a legislative standpoint. Pertinent to the US Autism and other affected populations are the near-assured loss of pre-existing conditions protection and guarantees provided under Obamacare, as well as the sizable rollbacks of Medicare funding over the coming years. While the proposed bill’s sponsors claim that nothing is lost on the Federal level, when healthcare responsibility is shifted over to the States, that is where the cuts will assuredly happen. Concerned citizens should contact their elected representatives and express their verifiable concerns.

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July 18, 2017: “Repeal and Replace” defeated.

Posted By: Post 21 Club on August 23, 2:27 PM

The Republican-controlled Congress failed to accomplish their long-promised “repeal and replace” rollback of “Obamacare”. Although skyrocketing premiums, deductibles, and other troublesome trends continue to worsen, the nation’s Congressional lawmakers are now obligated to cooperate and creatively strive to repair and overhaul the existing legislation, without leaving tens of millions of vulnerable Americans without life-sustaining Medicaid coverage. Such improvements will have to be accomplished despite continuing distractions generated by the Executive branch.

New Healthcare Law- Senate Vote Delayed

Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:48 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stumbles in drive to pass the Senate version of Obamacare “repeal and replace”. If the measure does not pass by July 7, the Nation faces a fork in the road- greater troubles, or alternatively the Republicans will be forced to work with the Democrats across the aisle in creating a truly bi-partisan Health Care Bill.

New Senate Healthcare Bill delayed but still a threat to Adults with Autism

Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:47 PM

The Republican-controlled Senate continues on its drive to repeal Obamacare and replace it with new legislation which may threaten Medicaid funding to the Adults with Autism population, even after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to delay the Senate vote for a week and a half to attempt to sway and obtain more positive votes.
Should the bill eventually pass, and Adults with Autism see their Medicaid funding drop, it would be up to the Governors of the States to seek replacement funding through other channels in order to attempt to maintain the current much-needed funding levels previously put in place through Obamacare.

Post 21 Club will continue to monitor changes to the status of Federal Medicaid funding as it impacts the Adults with Autism population.

Readers are further encouraged to keep current with the Kaiser Foundation reporting on Medicaid