Senate Tax Bill Would Trigger Medicare Cuts

November 28, 2017

SUMMARY: The American Association of Retired People (AARP) is a nonpartisan organization, and the largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting older Americans. Their 2017 research about the then-proposed Senate tax bill concluded that there could also be severe consequences for Medicare. AARP’s analysis stated that up to $25 billion would be cut from Medicare starting in 2018 as a result.  

While the proposed legislation didn’t directly mention “Medicare cuts,” it was apparent at the time that the proposed tax bill would require the administration to make cuts in some mandatory federal programs including Medicare.