The Autism Society is very disappointed that the Senate today chose to make a bad bill even worse by using the already failed “skinny” health care proposal to pay for tax cuts that disproportionately help corporations and those who are well-off. The CBO has already determined that repealing the individual mandate will reduce the number of insured by at least 13 million people and increase premiums. The House bill is no better. It eliminates deductions, such as the medical expense deduction, that would have devastating impacts for many families with children with autism who also have chronic health care needs and the work opportunity tax credit that helps people with autism get jobs. The Autism Society urges Congress to work in a bipartisan way to reform the tax system in a way that does not disproportionately and negatively impact people with disabilities and families.