The repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is quite unfortunate. This means many individuals will decide to go without insurance, and without the premiums they pay, the costs will increase for others.The bill makes tax cuts for individuals and families temporary, expiring at the end of 2025. Corporate tax cuts are permanent. This speaks volumes about the priorities of our lawmakers. And please, do not tell me about trickle-down economics. That theory has been disproven time and again. The $1.5 trillion-dollar increase in the deficit this bill creates flies in the face of the traditional Republican commitment to lowering or eliminating our debt. I fear that those who struggle financially will pay for this with cuts to a wide range of vital services, starting with Medicaid and Medicare. This bill is a slap in the face to the American people and instead a Christmas gift to Republican donors, large corporations, wealthy individuals, and of course, Donald Trump.