As you have probably learned by now the tax bill has been signed into law. Well Spouse joined many other reputable organizations nationwide to campaign in favor of retaining the medical expense deduction. We asked our members to call their congresspersons as well. We presented a statement before the Senate Finance Committee and sent numerous e-mails and letters lobbying for the medical expense deduction.
Thankfully, our efforts and the efforts of many disabled and senior organizations were rewarded because the final bill retains the medical expense deduction. Unfortunately, they did eliminate the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) mandate that everyone participate by buying coverage. This will in fact raise premiums over time and have other negative consequences for millions who may lose coverage.
For us at Well Spouse, we intend to continue to keep our members informed and encourage their advocacy where warranted on issues of the day that effect them and their disabled spouses or partners. This may include issues dealing with insurance, medicare, medicaid or pension benefit policies and of course legislation on the state or federal level that impacts our members.
We want to sincerely Thank All of you who participate in these efforts.