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Eliminating the Medical Expense Tax Deduction Will Make High Health Care Costs Hurt Even More

Elimination of the medical expense deduction would hurt consumers

The House-passed Republican tax bill would jettison the medical expense deduction to help pay for some of its tax cuts. The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara Collins and Munira Gunja say the debate over the deduction’s proposed elimination has shined a light on the growing number of Americans who face very high out-of-pocket health care costs. 

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